AISI Partners with OSHA for "Safe + Sound Campaign" Highlighting Safety in the Workplace

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced its co-sponsorship of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) 2017 “Safe + Sound” Campaign. OSHA’s campaign spotlights the importance of a safe work environment and highlights the benefits a safe workplace has for employers and employees alike.

AISI will be promoting its partnership with OSHA during “Safe + Sound Week,” which takes place from June 12-18, 2017, through member company engagement, digital and online media and in social media on both Facebook and Twitter. Other key sponsors include the American Road and Builders Association, the American Red Cross, the Steel Erectors Association of America and the National Safety Council, among others.

“Partnering with OSHA on the Safe + Sound Campaign reinforces the steel industry’s demonstrated commitment to, and success in, improving safety and health performance. Highlighting safety can help to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses before they occur, which directly benefits both the employer and employee,” said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI.

Since 2005, the United States steel industry has achieved a reduction of nearly 78 percent in both the total OSHA recordable injury and illness and lost workday case rate.

“AISI’s public policy goals continue to encourage employer-employee government collaborative approaches to improve safety and health at our workplaces. Working with our partners next week, we can help raise awareness about these critical issues,” said Gibson.

To learn more about Safe + Sound Week, visit the official OSHA website that provides detailed information on how to become a partner, promote the event at your organization and get involved on social media.

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CONTACT: LISA HARRISON
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).