Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Safe + Sound Week, taking place Aug. 7-13, is a great opportunity for a company’s senior leadership to work with and better understand the needs of their workforce.

Serious job-related injuries or illnesses hurt workers and their families. They also have the potential to hurt businesses. Implementing a health and safety program, however, allows businesses to proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they can cause injury or illness, which improves sustainability and the bottom line.

Thousands of businesses around the country are pledging their commitment to improving workplace safety and health. Participating helps:

  • Identify and manage hazards before they cause injury or illness.
  • Reduce costs of injuries and increase profitability.
  • Improve productivity.
  • Engage your workers in activities to promote a culture of safety.
  • Demonstrate management leadership.
  • Show you are proactive about safety.
  • Network and share best practices.

This year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided resources for businesses on mental health and well-being because workplace safety and health extends beyond just physical hazards.

Visit the Plan and Promote Your Events webpage for ideas on how to participate.

Sign up for Safe + Sound Week today! Send us photos and tell us about what you and your teammates did. Whatever you choose to do we appreciate you working safely every day.

Take the Pledge

ISRI has a safety team that provides a number of services to help recyclers evaluate and improve their operations. These include a variety of in-person and virtual offerings. Please contact for fees and additional information.

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ReMA. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.