North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) along with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Labour Program, Threads of Life, and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
The success of NAOSH Week is rooted in a community-based approach. Across the country, NAOSH Week events and activities are coordinated by local, provincial and/or regional organizations and communities. Partnerships with business, suppliers, or health and safety groups can provide the support, resources and network necessary to manage NAOSH Week plans.
Here are some suggestions about how you can get your workplace or even your entire community involved.
• Use your internal and external communications tools to promote Canadian NAOSH Week.
• Profile a staff occupational health and safety professional or honour any OHS professional who has dedicated their lives to health and safety in your company or your community.
• Profile a worker or the family of a worker who has suffered a workplace tragedy.
• Organize a team to participate in your local Steps for Life walk.
Whatever you do, a lot of great ideas, information and material can be found at www.naosh.ca. Most importantly, have fun while participating and promoting NAOSH Week. It will be time and energy well spent.
Finally, we encourage you to take advantage of SafetyDriven – TSCBC’s Learning Academy where you can arrange to take online or in-class courses or make use of our Program Building Toolkit. Either would be a great way to celebrate NAOSH week.