This August 7th-13th is national Safe + Sound Week. This week serves as a period of action and reflection, providing an opportunity for businesses to acknowledge their efforts in enhancing workplace safety and health over the past year. This year, the event urges participants to reaffirm their dedication to safety by taking the Safe + Sound pledge.

An essential aspect of effective safety and health programs is worker participation. By engaging workers and leveraging their experiences and insights, businesses can discover practical solutions to safety challenges. Workers possess valuable knowledge about potential hazards in their roles and involving them in the decision-making process creates a sense of ownership and investment in the program. To encourage maximum participation, it is crucial to establish an environment where workers feel safe from any form of retaliation or discrimination for reporting incidents or hazardous conditions.

There are various ways workers can participate in these programs, such as contributing to the initial program design, reporting incidents and near misses for investigation, analyzing hazards associated with routine and nonroutine tasks, documenting safe work practices, conducting site inspections and incident investigations, providing training to colleagues, and evaluating program performance for continuous improvement.

The goal is to create an inclusive and respectful environment where all workers' voices are heard and valued. By encouraging worker participation and commitment to safety, businesses can accelerate their safety programs' success and foster a culture where everyone is dedicated to safety. Embracing the Safe + Sound pledge reinforces a strong commitment to worker well-being and underscores the significance of workplace safety and health throughout the entire year.

To learn more about participating in Safe + Sound Week, reach out to an agent at Diversified, or visit:

DII is your partner in job-site safety. Our team of experts can work with you to understand the best ways to get workers to participate in a pledge of workplace safety. Please contact your DII representative for more information. #Safe+Sound #August #USDL #OSHA

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