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Attention Turned to the Workplace During Health and Safety Week

Organizations across North America will be planning their activities and programs for Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), May 2 to 8. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be participating in the National launch of NAOSH Week taking place on Monday May 7, 2012 at Centennial College, Morningside Campus, Toronto, Ontario.

“This national event serves to remind us that our attention should be turned to the prevention of injury and illness in the workplace on a daily basis,” says Steve Horvath, President and CEO at CCOHS. “NAOSH Week is a great opportunity for communities, workplaces and employees to engage in health and safety activities,” he said.

To help inspire organizations and to provide them with tools to create their own safety week program, CCOHS has a variety of free podcasts and webinars. With Making it Work as the theme for this years health and safety week, CCOHS will be broadcasting a live webinar Psychological Health and Safety: An Employers Guide, on Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Registration is free and can be found on the CCOHS website.

About NAOSH Week
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) strives to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all workplace safety and health partners on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.NAOSH Week is an annual initiative led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). NAOSH Week continues to be a truly continent-wide event, celebrated in Canada, along with North American partners in the United States and Mexico. For more information, visit www.naosh.org.

For further information, please contact:
Eleanor Westwood, Manager – Communications
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, ext. 4408    E-mail: eleanorw@ccohs.ca

Jennifer Miconi-Howse, Communications Officer
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
(905) 572-2981, ext. 4443    E-mail: jennifer.miconi-howse@ccohs.ca

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), a Canadian federal government agency based in Hamilton, Ontario is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health and safety programs and the prevention of injury and illness. CCOHS partners and collaborates with agencies and organizations from Canada and around the world to improve the quality and quantity of resources and programs, as well as expand the breadth of usage of occupational health information to many different segments of society.

Source: Canada News Centre


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