Employers across Oregon are invited to participate in Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 10, an event aimed at raising awareness and promoting the value of safety and health in shielding workers from harm. Now in its 14th 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.
Safety Break encourages employees and managers to work together to identify safety and health concerns. The result of this cooperation can lead to fewer injuries and reduced workers’ compensation costs for employers.
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 (http://osha.oregon.gov/safetybreak/Pages/signup.aspx) by Friday, May 5. The prizes will be given to participating companies as part of a random drawing. The Oregon SHARP Alliance is sponsoring the contest.
For more information, ideas on how to host an event, or to download graphics, visit the Safety Break for Oregon website (http://osha.oregon.gov/safetybreak/Pages/index.aspx).
We will also have a Safety Info Table in the lobby of the HBA Offices in Salem (2075 Madrona Ave) on May 10th from 9 am – 3 pm. If you’re in the area come by and get the latest information on safety practices, training tools, safety giveaways and new or updated Oregon-OSHA regulations for your business. David Davidson, our Safety Consultant, will also be on hand to answer any of your safety questions.