The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH), Mental Health Awareness and Emergency Preparedness Week are all May 2 – 6!
This week presents an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce and strengthen our commitment to occupational safety, mental health and emergency preparedness through increased awareness, information sharing and training, all mixed with fun!
Schedule of Events
|Monday May 2, 2016||Tuesday May 3, 2016||Wednesday May 4, 2016||Thursday May 5, 2016||Friday May 6, 2016|
|Events||Safety Trivia Showdown||Safety Walk||Information Fair||Nutrition and Mental Health||Ergonomics Lunch N’ Learn|
|Training||Young Worker Awareness||–||–||Laboratory Safety||Emergency First Aid and CPR|
|Daily Online Challenge||Safety Slogan Lottery||CU Health and Safety Online Quiz||–||–||Announcement – Prize Winners!|
The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week has been recognized since 1997 by agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. The goal 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.
The 65th Annual Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on “getting loud” and speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma surrounding mental illness. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is encouraging everyone to wear Green this year in support of their initiatives. Every year, the CMHA delivers programs and services to over half a million Canadians.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners. The goal is to build a more resilient community by taking the time to get individuals, their families and their neighbourhoods ready for emergencies and disasters.
On behalf of the Environmental Health and Safety office, the Department of University Safety, Healthy Workplace and the Joint Health and Safety Committee, we thank you for your participation in these important initiatives.