Princeton EHS Marks Safe + Sound Week

Aug. 13, 2018

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in the workplace.

Princeton University EHS is a supporting partner of Safe + Sound Week 2018, which takes place August 13-19.

The following statement about Safe + Sound Week has been released by Donald Lowe, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations at Princeton:

Princeton University’s commitment to workplace safety and health stretches back many years. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) was founded around the idea of a unified, coordinated safety approach across all University operations—from administration to academics and research. This philosophy has carried forward over the decades to encompass a number of important initiatives to reduce injury and illness, promote innovation and best practices, and minimize environmental impact. 

Education and innovation remain a core part of Princeton’s commitment to employee health and safety. This is why we are proud to join over 200 organizations and businesses nationwide by participating in Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018. An initiative of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safe + Sound Week is an opportunity for employers to raise awareness of the value of safety and health programs through workplace activities and promotional campaigns.

As part of Safe + Sound Week, Princeton will be highlighting and rewarding examples of good safety practice. EHS representatives will be fanning out around campus looking to “catch people in the act” of safety. A social media campaign will offer practical tips and examples for improving safety on the job. 

I encourage all Facilities Operations employees to take the opportunity to learn about and apply workplace safety practices. Contact EHS at 609-258-5294 or ehs@princeton.edu for information about promoting safety and wellness in your department or office. 

Yours in Health and Safety, 

Donald E. Lowe
Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations

During Safe + Sound week, look for promotions and special announcements demonstrating Princeton's commitment to workplace safety. Follow @PrincetonEHS on Twitter and Facebook, or on Instagram at @princetonuniversityehs.

Check out the special Safe + Sound Week edition of our Spotlight on Safety newsletter: https://conta.cc/2P740O1

Learn more about Safe + Sound Week at: www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek