OSHA has designated June 12-18, 2017, as “Safe + Sound Week,” a new nationwide effort that calls on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs.
Safety – sometimes it’s the little things. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when surgical teams heeded a simple checklist, patient mortality rates were cut nearly in half and complications fell by more than a third.
Why? Checklists can break down complex tasks into components parts, helping ensure nothing is left out or forgotten. They are a simple method to remind workers that “these are things that need to be done–these are steps that are expected to be taken.”
Use of safety checklists on job sites is a small, but effective part of our group’s comprehensive safety program, “Working. Safe.” Our goal: zero incidents and zero injuries.