OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is encouraging businesses to promote health and safety programs for their employees during Safe and Sound Week, August 9-15.
“Safe and Sound week is a nationwide event for businesses to look at their health and safety programs in the workplace and find new information and plans to keep workers safe,” said Yednock. “Countless employees put their health and safety at risk because of their occupation on in their line of work, and working men and women deserve to know that there are proper safeguards in place for their protection.”
Safe and Sound Week takes place every year nationally from August 9-15. Safe and Sound Week is used as a time for businesses to reflect on their own health and safety plans for workers. The Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides free and confidential on-site safety and health advice to Illinois businesses. To schedule a free consultation, businesses can apply here: Consultation Visit. For more information on OSHA and Safe and Sound week, Illinoisians can visit Illinois OSHA.
“Health and safety should be a core value of every workplace,” continued Yednock. “I encourage all businesses to look at their own practices and see how they can ensure they are providing the safest workplace for their employees as our state continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-10 pandemic.”