Register Now – Safe+Sound Week Starts August 10!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.
Serious job-related injuries or illnesses don't just hurt workers and their families, but can hurt business in a variety of ways. Implementing a safety and health program, however, can improve small- and medium-sized businesses' safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.
The NFC encourages members to participate in OSHA’s national Safe+Sound campaign, a year-round effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. Participation is a good way for framers to get started with a new subscription to FrameSAFE or get active subscribers more involved with their existing program and then celebrate their safety successes during Safe+Sound week, August 10-16, 2020.
Participants should select activities that focus on at least one, if not three of the core elements of an effective safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing workplace hazards. NFC FrameSAFE subscribers can utilize program resources to address each of the core elements. The FrameSAFE Implementation Guide covers management leadership; the library of Toolbox Talks, posters, and AHA templates assist with worker participation; and the Safety Awareness checklists cover the ongoing need to find/fix hazards.
Register your activities on the Safe+Sound Week webpage and learn more about how to participate! Be sure to take photos and send to NFC staff so we can share your Safe+Sound story with members this fall!
Contact NFC staff today to start your FrameSAFE subscription and begin accessing these bilingual resources to increase framer safety and ensure your workers “work safely and go home safely.”