ATLANTA, GA (June 12, 2017) – The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is proud to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Safe + Sound Week, June 12–18. This week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.
SMRP workplace health and safety expert members have worked with OSHA to create a onepage tool that identifies top citations and hazards in the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. It includes data from OSHA and the U.S. Bureau of Labor, as well as educational resources that help members of SMRP find and fix workplace hazards and provide information for how to control these hazards.
“The link between reliable, proactive maintenance and workplace safety is paramount. OSHA, with its continued efforts towards workplace safety, and SMRP, with our focus on proactive maintenance, reliability and physical asset management practices, both recognize its significance," said Carl Shultz, CMRP, SMRP Outreach Director. “Together, we are working to highlight this correlation and show, statistically, the importance of the relationship between reliability and safety.”
During Safe + Sound Week, SMRP will share tips, statistics and member-generated content to demonstrate its commitment to worker health and safety. SMRP encourages its members and their companies to participate in similar Safe + Sound Week activities using the hashtag #SafeAndSound.
Safe + Sound Week is co-sponsored by OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
To learn more about Safe + Sound Week, visit osha.gov/safeandsoundweek or click here.
The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance, reliability and physical asset management profession. SMRP’s membership consists of more than 5,000 individuals, practitioners, companies and students around the world. SMRP is committed to sustaining best practices and developing leaders in the profession by offering educational resources, world-class certifications and knowledge-sharing opportunities for members. For more information, visit www.smrp.org.