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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.

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 2014 is Make Safety a Habit and it takes place May 4-10, 2014.

How to Participate

2013 NAOSH Week

British Columbia hosted the Canadian launch of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week on Monday, May 6, 2013. This public event included a dramatic sequence of marine rescues, an on-the-water fire-fighting demonstration, and more than 20 interactive health and safety exhibits. Keynote speaker Walter Gretzky, along with Paralympian Josh Dueck, spoke and met with the public.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver won the 2013 NAOSH Award for the Tourism & Hospitality category. Other award categories included:

  • Most Innovative Activity
  • Best Presentation of Theme
  • Best New Entry
  • Best Overall

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 or email naoshbc@gmail.com.

Trina Wright
Business Development Manager, go2hr
President, BC NAOSH Week Board of Directors
604-633-9787 ext. 259

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