Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The event takes place in workplaces across Oregon and is designed to be flexible to meet an employer's safety and health program needs.
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The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) coordinates this one-day event, designed to raise awareness and promote the value of workplace safety and health in preventing injuries and illnesses. The event takes place in workplaces across Oregon and is designed to be flexible to meet an employer's safety and health program needs.
"Even during tough economic times, many employers recognize the value of a strong culture of workplace health and safety," said Michael Wood, administrator of Oregon OSHA. "It's the right thing to do. And it's the smart thing to do when it comes to the bottom line. Safety Break is a chance for employers to make a public statement about the importance of safety and health."
Keeping Oregon’s workplaces safe is important for a number of reasons. Workers return home safe to their families at the end of the day, workers’ compensation and insurance costs are reduced, and productivity improves when workers know they are performing their work in a safe environment. Your community benefits by knowing that you are an employer that values worker safety.
Your commitment to having a safe workplace is communicated to your workers, their families and your community. The positive perceptions created about the value of workplace safety and health can yield many positive outcomes for future employee recruiting, future sales opportunities and new partnerships within an industry or a region. (See History)