Employers in Oregon are invited to take part in Safety Break on Wednesday, May 9 2017. The event aims to raise awareness and promote the value of keeping people safe and healthy while on the job. Safety Break encourages employees and managers to work together to identify safety and health concerns.
Now in its 15th year, Safety Break encourages employers to bolster workplace safety and health with training, award recognition gatherings, or other creative activities. Oregon OSHA coordinates Safety Break, which is voluntary for employers. Businesses and other employers can decide what activities are most beneficial to their workforce.
“This stand-down provides an opportunity for employers and their workers to pause and remember the high value they should place on protecting workers from harm,” said Michael Wood, Oregon OSHA administrator. “It’s an opportunity to highlight past successes and to review the reasons behind those successes. It’s also a time to reflect on current challenges and to plan for the future with a renewed focus on identifying and eliminating hazards.”
Companies that participate will be entered to win one of three $100 checks, to be used for a luncheon of their choice, when they sign up online by Friday, May 4. The prizes will be given to participating companies as part of a random drawing. The Oregon SHARP Alliance is sponsoring the contest.
Additional information is available on the Safety Break for Oregon website.