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Cal/OSHA and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) encourage California’s employers and workers to commit to workplace safety and health during Safe + Sound Week from August 7-13.

Register your commitment to safety with Cal/OSHA for Safe + Sound Week. Those who register will join the thousands of businesses around the country showing their commitment to workplace safety and will have their workplace listed as a participant. This year’s program will provide resources for businesses on mental health and well-being.

The benefits of participating in Safe + Sound Week include enhanced safety and health at work sites with effective safety programs to identify and address potential hazards before an injury or illness occurs; improved employee well-being and morale that increases business productivity; cost savings that proactive safety measures provide to reduce medical costs, workers’ compensation claims and potential losses associated with downtime and productivity disruptions; and increased awareness on best safety practices to help prevent work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.

Show that you and your group lead on safety as a core value by supporting Safe + Sound Week through the communication channels or social media platforms you use with the hashtag #SafeandSoundWeek. Cal/OSHA and DIR are participating in a West Coast Challenge again this year with Oregon and Washington. The three state leaders have posted a video issuing a challenge to each other in a friendly competition to see which of the three states has the highest ratio of businesses registered.

Cal/OSHA helps protect workers in California from health and safety hazards on the job. Cal/OSHA’s jurisdiction to conduct workplace safety and health inspections extends to almost every workplace in California, with few exceptions for workplaces covered by federal agencies. Employers who have questions or need assistance with workplace health and safety programs can call Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Services Branch at 800-963-9424.

Workers in California are protected regardless of immigration status. Workers who have questions about safety and health in the workplace can call 833-579-0927 to speak with a live bilingual Cal/OSHA representative between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices.