The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a listening session entitled “Safety as a Core Workplace Value” on June 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The listening session seeks public input to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities by increasing worker participation in safety and health programs. In particular, OSHA representatives are interested in the following topics: connecting safety and health programs with a positive workplace safety culture; understanding how employers include safety in a strong organizational culture; identifying barriers and challenges to improving safety and health in the workplace; reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities; and learning how organizations succeed in promoting a culture of workplace safety.
In advance of the listening session, OSHA is asking participants to consider the following topics: how individual organizations communicate safety and health in their values; examples of how your organization demonstrates that safety and health are an important value at work; how your organization promotes health and safety in the workplace; and suggested methods for communicating important information to colleagues. Comments responsive to these topics can be offered during the listening session or can be submitted here by Nov. 30 using Docket No. OSHA-2023-0011.