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OSHA worker inclusiveness event, suicide prevention week starts Sept. 5, hurricane preparedness tips and more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA targets worker inclusiveness in new event

OSHA will host a summit next month with the goal of hearing workers’ voices and ensuring equity in policies and programs. Attendees will be able to attend group sessions and one-on-ones with peers and OSHA staff. The Workers’ Voice Summit will take place September 27-29 in Washington, DC and virtually.

Studies, resources, trends, news

Suicide prevention week starts September 5

This year’s annual Construction Suicide Prevention Week will take place September 5-9. A group of volunteers launched the event in 2020 to raise awareness about the high number of suicides in the construction industry and provide resources. Companies who register their involvement will receive an OSHA-recognized and industry-endorsed certificate of participation and badge.

Farm safety week begins September 18

National Farm Safety and Health Week is scheduled for September 18-24. This year’s theme is “Protecting Agriculture’s Future” and centers around preventing workplace injuries. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety will be hosting 10 free webinars to help promote daily areas of focus.

Hurricane preparedness tips

Hurricanes and tropical storms cost U.S. businesses about $9 billion each year. The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) shares five steps companies can take to protect their people and assets. Items include understanding risks, preparing a response plan, backing up data, securing facilities and planning for a storm’s aftermath.

Finding the right eye protection

It’s estimated that 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur each day in the U.S. and about 90% of those are preventable. An Occupational Health & Safety article discusses the cost of eye injuries and provides tips for finding the right type of protection and ensuring that employees wear it consistently.

Courtesy of Texas Mutual

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