Make Safety a Habit- NAOSH week May 4-10, 2014

April 24, 2014 | News

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a continent wide event spanning three countries Canada, USA and Mexico; that highlight to the public, government, and industry the importance of increasing understanding, raising awareness and reducing injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.

The goal of the North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.

SafeCare BC is proud to be an official member of the BC NAOSH Week Steering Committee.

“We are thrilled to play an active role in the promotion of BC’s NAOSH week,” says Jennifer Lyle, Executive Director. “Long term care has the highest rate of workplace injuries in the health care sector with nearly $17 million in claim costs paid annually in B.C.. A key focus of this year’s NAOSH week is to bring attention to habits in the workplace, and how they can help- or hinder- injury prevention. By raising awareness and promoting a culture of safety, I am confident we can positively impact workplace safety in long term care.”

We are striving to:

  • Increase understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational health and safety.
  • Raise awareness of the role and contribution of safety and health professionals.
  • Reduce workplace injuries and illness by encouraging new health and safety activities and interest in NAOSH Week.

NoashThe NAOSH Week logo – three hands forming an equilateral triangle – portrays the three participating nations – Canada, the United States and Mexico – and symbolizes joint venture, cooperation and the commitment to the common goals shared by all occupational health and safety partners. The three sides stand for partnership of the three countries in this joint occupational health and safety venture, as well as all tripartite partnerships between business, labour and governments. The connected hands illustrate assistance and cooperation on many levels – from interpersonal relationships in the workplace to international exchange.

Find out more about NAOSH Week.