Health & Safety Institute Blog

June 12, 2017

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

June 12-18, 2017, is OSHA’s inaugural “Safe + Sound Week,” and it’s all about recognizing the value of a robust safety culture in the workplace.

As OSHA explains it:

“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.”

OSHA invites businesses of all sizes to participate in the observation week as “ opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public or supply chain partners.” Businesses around the country are hosting events and launching other initiatives centered around three themes:

  • Management Leadership
  • Worker Participation
  • Find and Fix Hazards

The Administration’s Safe + Sound webpage offers ideas and downloadable resources for promoting events and meetings.

To observe Safe + Sound Week here at HSI, we’re asking all of our employees to take our MEDIC First Aid BasicPlus CPR, AED and First Aid for Adults blended learning course to ensure everyone at all of our offices has the confidence to respond in an emergency.

For our customers, Summit is launching two new courses during Safe + Sound Week:

Silica Safety Construction
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153

The OSHA standard provides two options for how to control silica dust in the construction industry. Either the employer can determine which control methods work best at their jobsite, or they can consult Table 1 in the standard for pre-approved control methods. 

This program is available in DVD, streaming/mobile and interactive online formats, and covers: 

  • Respirable crystalline silica hazards 
  • The silica standard for construction 
  • Best work practices 

Summit Lockout/Tagout: Practices and Procedures
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 

Lockout/Tagout is a process that isolates and controls the energy sources of a piece of equipment or machinery. This course teaches workers about the risks of working with hazardous energy and the importance of following correct Lockout/Tagout procedures. 

Topics include: 

  • What is hazardous energy 
  • Appropriate locks and tags for hazardous energy control 
  • How to safely lock and tag out equipment 
  • Re-energizing equipment 
  • Managing equipment that cannot be locked out 
  • Best practices for multiple member teams, contractors, and multi-day or shift lockouts

Order your new Summit courses by clicking on the link to search our catalog below or selecting the course titles above.

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