World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The United Nations “annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries,” according to www.un.org.
“With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some public sector employers and workers in the 50 states and certain territories and jurisdictions under federal authority. Those jurisdictions include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Wake Island, Johnston Island, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands as defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act,” according to www.osha.gov.
HR Strategies can help improve the work environment and make it safer by focusing on workplace risk management, safety programs, and good human resource practices. As an employer, our clients should be focused on growing their business and increasing their profit margin. HR Strategies gives them the chance to do just that, by providing our clients with first class risk management and safety training to enable them to reach and maintain government compliance.