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The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, employees and stakeholders in occupational health and safety (OHS) collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. It is marked by a 1997 agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, dedicating the first week of May each year to focus on OHS.

2016 NAOSH Week

If you're an employer, NAOSH Week provides an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce and be recognized for your organization's commitment to OHS. The NAOSH Week theme for 2016 is Safety & Health: Make Safety a Habit and it takes place May 1-7, 2016.

How to Participate

  • Register your company for the 2016 NAOSH Week BC by May 1 and be entered into a draw to win an Apple iPad!
  • Organize an activity within your organization during NAOSH Week that reinforces the "Make Safety a Habit" theme
  • Attend the BC NAOSH Week Launch Event on May 2, 2016.
  • Apply for NAOSH Week BC’s Tourism/Hospitality Award and/or request a Certificate of Participation by June, 2016. Every year, organizations throughout BC that participate in NAOSH Week receive a certificate and have the opportunity to apply for an award. Certificates are mailed in October and the awards winners are acknowledged at an awards luncheon. There are award categories for a wide range of industries, including Tourism & Hospitality, and for large and small businesses. In addition to these industry awards, there are also awards for:
    • Most Innovative Activity
    • Best Presentation of Theme
    • Best New Entry
    • Best Overall
  • Attend the NAOSH Week BC Safety Forum & Awards Luncheon on October 20th, 2016. Winners of NAOSH Week BC and CSSE Achievement Recognition awards are acknowledged each year at this event.
  • Sponsor the 2016 NAOSH Week BC
  • Sign up for the NAOSH Week BC e-newsletter by emailing naoshbc@gmail.com

Other Resources

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
NAOSH Week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), a safety practitioner organization that works with industry, government and other safety organizations to promote a greater awareness of health, safety and environmental issues in workplaces and communities.

For more information on NAOSH Week in BC, visit www.worksafebc.com/NAOSH or email naoshbc@gmail.com.

For more information, contact the go2HR Industry Health & Safety Team.


2015 NAOSH Week (Click to expand)


2014 NAOSH Week (Click to expand)


2013 NAOSH Week (Click to expand)


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