NAOSH Week: Spotlight on Workplace Safety (May 2, 2016)

North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week reminds us that the reasons we have for working safely exist in what we treasure in our lives outside of work.

May 1 – 7th will celebrate employers and inspire individuals to be safety champions in the workplace. WCB Nova Scotia, in partnership with Labour and Advanced Education, will be in market with TV, radio and online ads, and in communities with messaging in Tim Horton’s stores and arenas. Promoted posts on Facebook and Twitter will drive people to valuable tools and resources to help create safer workplaces.

Several events are being held throughout the week to highlight occupational health and safety in Nova Scotia, including:

May 1 – Steps for Life walks support families impacted by a workplace fatality, a life-altering injury or occupational disease.

May 2 – NAOSH Week launch at NSGEU features a day of sessions on various OH&S topics.

May 3 - Mainstay Awards ceremony at 11 a.m., at Pier 21 in Halifax. Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Kelly Regan and WCB CEO Stuart MacLean will co-present awards to those who have demonstrated excellence in the leadership of workplace safety.

May 3 - Workplace Health and Safety Insurance System Annual General Meeting at 1:30 p.m., follow the Mainstay Awards at Pier 21 in Halifax. 

May 4 - Saint Mary's University will host Occupational Health and Safety Professional Day. The event will take place at 1 p.m., at the Sobey School of Business.

May 6 - Prevention and Safety in the Workplace Symposium will be held at the Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus, Sydney, starting at 8 a.m.

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Have a safe and educational NAOSH Week!