The focus of ISRI’s 2017 Safety Stand-Down Day is to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability, and the bottom line. Companies are encouraged to shut down operations for at least one hour on every shift on Wednesday, June 14, to engage in safety education.
The safety education can be in any form, including:
· Employee training;
· Management walk-around;
· Addressing company’s safety policy;
· Toolbox talks by employees;
· Presentations by equipment service providers; and/or
· Any other effective safety training method.
In addition to ISRI’s Safety Stand-Down Day, the week of June 12-18 is the U.S. Department of Labor’s Safe + Sound Week. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one. The U.S. Department of Labor created a video detailing the Three Core Elements of a Safety + Health Program. You can review potential Safe + Sound Week program ideas on OSHA’s website. Members can also choose to focus on a topic that is of particular interest to them including: fire safety, PIV safety, or first aid training. Member facilities participating in Safety Stand-Down Day will be recognized on the ISRI-OSHA Alliance webpage, and will receive a certificate acknowledging their commitment to safety, as well as a thumb drive of a year’s worth of Safety Tips. Please let us know if you participate by completing the form found on the ISRI 2017 Safety Stand-Down Day page. Members are also encouraged to send pictures of SSDD activities for posting on the ISRI website as well. Contact Terry Cirone if you have any questions.