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May 12, 2021
Creating safer workplaces does not have to be overwhelming.
Here are some things you can start doing right away.
Please follow the current physical distancing and other infectious disease guidance in place this year when planning your event. Some of the ideas presented from past years would not work during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognize employees who have contributed to workplace safety. Safety Break is the perfect time to present awards during a lunchtime event. We created a sample certificate you can download, personalize, and print.
Sample Award fill-in PDF or Microsoft .docx
Many serious accidents happen during an employee's first year on the job. New employees should know that your organization is committed to safety from day one – their first day at work. Use Safety Break to reinforce your organization’s commitment to workplace safety.
Use Safety Break to recognize the committee's accomplishments. If you haven’t done so recently, attend the next safety committee meeting or participate in a quarterly workplace safety inspection.
Safety committees and safety meetings quick guide
Play the Safety A to Z game
Have a Dealing for Safety raffle.
Write a short article about Safety Break for your organization's newsletter. Check out Oregon OSHA’s A-Z topic list topic list for article ideas.
Develop a new/revised first report of injury form (or accident investigation form).
Develop a new/revised safety committee minutes format or safety meeting forms.
PPE fashion show
Mock accident investigation - see who comes up with more root causes
Best checklist contest (with time limit)
Hazard scavenger hunt
Safety slogan contest
Contests/games (i.e. Jeopardy) focusing on site-specific hazards and solutions
Establish an accident investigation toolkit including things needed to investigate accidents or near misses (forms, disposable camera, tape measure, etc.)
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