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WINNIPEG – From May 5 to 11, North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week will take place with the theme of “People, Passion and Prevention."
Led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), NAOSH Week emphasizes the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace and raises understanding and awareness of safety and health issues. “NAOSH Week is a chance for Manitoba organizations and individuals to celebrate their dedication to preventing workplace injuries and illnesses," said Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade. “Our government remains committed to working with businesses and workers to ensure Manitoba workers come home safely at the end of each shift." Safety leaders and professionals gathered at Red River College's Exchange District campus on Monday, May 6 to kick off the week. “SAFE Work Manitoba and our partners in the safety community are dedicated to increasing awareness and strengthening the culture of workplace safety in Manitoba," said Jamie Hall, Chief Operating Officer for SAFE Work Manitoba. “We want to encourage people's passion for preventing illness and injuries in the workplace by supporting their collaborative prevention efforts during NAOSH Week and beyond."As part of NAOSH Week, many Manitoba employers develop safety activities in their workplace as a way to build prevention awareness with their employees and the general public, including:
launching a recognition program to reward health and safety suggestions
creating a company safety calendar with reminders and tips
hosting a family safety fair or picnic
conducting engaging workplace safety activities throughout the week.
The annual NAOSH Awards will be celebrated in conjunction with the SAFE Work Awards on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at The Safetys, a gala banquet. Nominations will open once NAOSH Week has concluded. About SAFE Work ManitobaSAFE Work Manitoba - a division of the WCB, is dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.
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For Media Enquiries: Darlene MuiseManager - Communications WCB Manitoba and SAFE Work Manitoba204-954-4864; 1-855-954-4321, ext. 4864www.wcb.mb.ca www.safemanitoba.com
SAFE Work Manitoba, a division of the WCB, is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.