World Day for Safety and Health at Work, also known as Safety Day, is celebrated every year on April 28th. This day aims to raise awareness and educate people about preventing occupational accidents and other diseases caused due to work environment or work-related injuries. It is an important annual event because every year, millions of lives are lost due to health or safety hazards at work. This year’s theme is “Zero Harm.” The theme emphasizes the significance of protecting society as a whole.
At Sunrise Engineering and Utah Testing and Engineering, we take workplace safety and health seriously. It is our policy that injury and illness prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operation and administration. We have rigorous safety protocols and training programs in place to ensure that all employees are aware of potential hazards and equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to work safely.
As the prevention of injury and illness is a basic requirement that each supervisor makes for the safety of his or her team, it is equally the duty of each employee to accept and follow established safety regulations and procedures. If an employee is ever in doubt about how to do a job safely, it is their duty to ask a qualified person for assistance.
“Throughout my career, and especially in this role, I have seen that safety pays, and the lack of safety costs,” says Glade Nielson, Sunrise Quality and Safety Director. When you have an injury and illness, everyone loses; you, your family, your fellow workers, and the company. Please work safely. It’s good for everyone.
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our employees who have contributed to creating a safe and healthy work environment. Your dedication and commitment to safety have not gone unnoticed, and we are proud of the work you do every day.
Learn more about World Safety and Health at Work Day here: https://nationaltoday.com/world-day-for-safety-and-health-at-work/
In addition to World Safety and Health at Work Day, next week, May 1-5, is National Construction Safety Week. This week is a nationwide event dedicated to promoting safety in the construction industry, its clients and business partners, and to recommitting to sending every worker home safely each day. We understand that construction work can be inherently dangerous, but with the right safety measures in place, we can mitigate the risks and prevent accidents.
Learn more about Construction Safety Week here: https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/plan-for-safety-week/resources/