WASHINGTON, DC – To show its commitment to safety and health programs, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) recognizes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) inaugural Safe + Sound Week.

OSHA Safe and Sound Week takes place June 12-18, 2017 and encourages organizations to hold events that center around three core elements: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards. Safe and sound events have been scheduled across the country by a variety of different organizations.

Safety and Health programs are essential because they can proactively prevent workplace hazards. Identifying potential sources of injuries or illnesses and establishing procedures to fix them helps ensure the safety and health of workers and improves sustainability in the workplace.

It is important to engage workers across all levels of the workplace in order to increase the flow of knowledge and communication across management sectors.

“Sound Week represents a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include intentional management leadership, encourage worker participation, and employ a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the workplace before someone is injured,” said RCMA Executive Director Matt Coffindaffer. “RCMA and its members value workforce safety and welcome this opportunity to collaborate with OSHA and the other sponsors of Safe + Sound Week.”

All participants can promote their commitment by using the hashtag #SafeAndSound on social media. Participants can also encouraged to share photos from Safe + Sound events, certificates of recognition, or their own injury and hazard prevention efforts.

For a list of Safe + Sound Week events around the country and to learn more about OSHA’s commitment to a safe workplace and sound business, visit https://www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/.