Week of Safety-Focused Events Occurring Throughout Canada
International expert urges Canadian safety leaders to focus more on people, less
Toronto, May 07, 2018 - Symposiums, safety expos, and national safety awards are
some of the hundreds of celebratory events occurring throughout Canada as part of
North America Occupational Safety (NAOSH) Week, May 6-12.
"Each of us goes to work each day expecting to come home safe," states the Canadian
Society of Safety Engineering president Kathy Tull, CHSC, CRSP. "It is inspiring
to see the effort of Canadians to continue making safety a habit. NAOSH Week events
in workplaces and communities salute our Canadian safety resolve."
"People are not machines," states Dr. Robert Long, a pioneer in safety psychology,
in an address at the NAOSH Week Launch in Victoria, BC this morning. "We must humanize
risk to better tackle safety." The audience is comprised of leaders from government,
industry and Canada's top occupational safety organizations.
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety is announcing the winners
of this year's Canadian Youth Safety Video Contest for their video at the official
launch. The top three videos are being premiered at the event and can be viewed
on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website, www.ccohs.ca.
A highlight of the launch was the presentation of the Safety Champion Awards. Innovative
programs and poignant stories compelled the judges to recognize five extraordinary
individuals and teams from government, industry and labour. "This expanded recognition
program is unique because it focuses on those whose passion about safety motivates
and impacts others," explains Tull.
NAOSH Week events celebrating safety across Canada put a spotlight on the importance
of health and safety. Some of the events are:
- Legal Marijuana and Work – St. John's, NL
- Mock Coroner's Inquest – Hamilton, ON
- Workplace Safety Lessons from Mt Everest – Saskatoon, SK
- Respectful Workplaces in the #MeToo Era – Kelowna, BC
- Emergency Responders in the Park – Edmonton, AB
- Make Hands Matter in the Workplace – Waterford, ON
- Home & Work Safety BBQ – Whitehorse, YT
- Safety First Symposium – Cape Breton, NS
A full list of NAOSH Week events are at www.naosh.ca.
NAOSH Week: May 6-12, 2018
Making Safety a Habit
NAOSH Week (#NAOSHWeek) is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering