The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced this week as its inaugural "Safe + Sound Week," a campaign aimed at raising awareness of workplace health and safety programs. As Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta notes, over four million American workers suffer workplace injuries and illnesses every year, despite ongoing government and industry efforts to improve worker safety. Working with trade associations, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), OSHA hopes to significantly improve safety awareness, and cut the number of workplace accidents and injuries.
DSFederal has long supported NIOSH's efforts, most notably with the award-winning Ladder Safety App. We are proud of the Ladder Safety App's record of success, including over 170,000 downloads and recognition as a 2015 Federal Health IT Innovation winner. The app is used widely by government agencies and private companies, many of which have made it part of their standard safety practices. With ladder-related accidents responsible for many thousands of injuries each year, NIOSH and DSFederal believe that use of the app can reduce the number of accidents and improve worker safety statistics.
The Ladder Safety App is free, easy to use, and available in English and Spanish. If you have a phone and a ladder, then you should have the Ladder Safety App! DSFederal is proud to contribute to worker health and safety initiatives, and pleased to support Safe + Sound Week.