North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) – May 6-12th, 2018

The goal during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community!

Ways the SHSA is supporting NAOSH week this year:

1. Highlighting some of our very exciting key products & services Monday through Thursday during the week of NAOSH (May 7th – May 10th) on our website and through our social media channels so stay tuned!

Monday: SHSAtv
Tuesday: In-Person Training & eCampus Courses
Wednesday: Youth Safety Education Day 2018
Thursday: HSLC Certification Program 

2. We are offering FREE SWAG for you to give away as prizes to your OH&S Committees! Come up with your own creative way on how to give away our swag through a safety related activity!

We distributed FREE SHSA SWAG to over 49 OH&S Committees across the province! 

3. We are supporting this safety initiative by posting “Making Safety a Habit” posters in both of our offices and think you should too!

Click here for safety posters as well as ideas on what to post the week of NAOSH on your social media feeds to help spread the word!

4. We will be incorporating an internal safety contest for all of our staff to participate in to win a prize!

We had a great week participating in numerous safety related activities. It was great to engage all of our staff in a fun way to promote safety! Our youth safety advisor, Keri Rieger won the NAOSH gift package!

5. Providing a donation to Steps for Life!

6. Attending NAOSH week Luncheon in Regina on May 7th featuring John Amatt, educator, motivational speaker and Mount Everest climber.


To mark this important week within your organization, click here for event activities and suggestions!

NAOSH Week was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. CSSE’s Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (COHS) had been observed from 1986-1996. During the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between the governments of Mexico, United States, and Canada, workplace safety within the boundaries of all three nations was discussed by government labour department representatives. Canada’s representative suggested to his Mexican and American counterparts that their countries may wish to become involved in a similar endeavor to COHS Week.

Subsequently, CSSE was approached for permission and support to expand the COHS Week format and experience to Mexico and the United States. After many meetings between Labour Canada and the CSSE COHS Committee in 1995, the proposal to expand the COHS format into the North American arena was formalized with the CSSE Board of Directors at their spring 1996 meeting. It was agreed that CSSE would adopt the North American concept and implement it in place of the Canadian Week. Labour Canada agreed to ensure that CSSE was the officially recognized safety organization responsible for NAOSH Week.

In September 1996, the agreement was taken to the NAFTA meeting and all parties agreed to the proposal. NAOSH Week was established.

The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

Click here for National and Provincial Safety & Health Links!



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