The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set June 12-18 as its initial ” Safe + Sound Week,” calling on federal agencies and other employers to raise awareness of workplace safety and health programs.

It said that effective programs have these core elements:

* “Management leadership that commits to establishing, maintaining and continually improving the program. Managers must also provide needed resources to support the program.”

* “Workers who help identify solutions for improvements. A workforce engaged in safety and health programs result in higher productivity, increased job satisfaction and strong worker retention, which combine to increase revenues and lower turnover and recruitment costs.”

* “A systematic ‘find and fix’ approach that calls upon employers and workers alike to examine their workplaces – proactively and routinely – to identify and address hazards before an injury or illness occurs.”

Further information is on the OSHA site.