WorkSAFE PA® Initiative
“Promoting Pennsylvania Workplace Safety”
Providing a safe work environment for Pennsylvania’s workers requires complete commitment by employers and employees.
The mission and function of the WorkSAFE PA® initiative is to provide Pennsylvania employers and employees with the information and technical assistance needed to develop comprehensive safety practices in the workplace. It will also recognize successful employer-employee joint safety programs, which result in the achievement of safety excellence.
At the Department of Labor and Industry, resources from the Governor's Office of Labor-Management Cooperation, the bureaus of Workers’ Compensation, Labor Law Compliance, PENNSAFE, and Occupational & Industrial Safety and the Safety, Health, Accident Prevention and Education Division (S.H.A.P.E.) will provide a coordinated effort to ensure workplace safety throughout the Commonwealth.
There are four main components to the WorkSAFE PA® initiative which include:
The WorkSAFE PA® Advisory Board - Serves as a community forum to provide the Secretary of Labor and Industry with counsel and direction in the review or formulation of safety-related policies, programs, and legislation for the Governor’s initiative to make Pennsylvania a safer place to live and work.
Technical assistance and training – Through the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation 5% discount, auditing, and training and the Bureau of PENNSAFE Safety Committee trainers.
Outreach – Through Conferences, speaking engagements, literature, and the Internet.
Recognition through the Governor's Award for Safety Excellence – Presented annually to select companies that demonstrate safety excellence through comprehensive safety programs and labor management cooperation.
A workplace safety initiative cannot be a success on it’s own. Let’s make the commitment for public and private sectors to work together toward statewide safety excellence to further reduce the number of workplace injuries and illnesses.