Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

May 02, 2011 14:00 ET

CSSE, CCOHS, Threads of Life and the Governments of Canada and Alberta Celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2011

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - Today, the Canadian launch of North American Occupational Safety & Health Week (NAOSH) kicked off at the MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray.

The importance of the question – What's Your Plan?, in the face of challenges and setbacks, will be a message brought by keynote speaker former CFL superstar Henry Gizmo Williams.

Representatives from the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Threads of Life and the Government of Canada and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) collaborated with the CSSE Fort McMurray Chapter to officially launch Safety & Health Week 2011 (May 1 - 7).

"During NAOSH Week, people across Canada and throughout North America will take time to reflect on the question of What's Your Plan?", noted Peter Sturm, CSSE President. "Through the collective and dedicated efforts of many individuals in a number of organizations, and with the support of regional and national partners, attention will be drawn to the critical need to set out the road map that will lead us safely through our daily lives. We must challenge ourselves and strive for the plans, processes and practices that will make things safer for ourselves, our families, our organizations and our communities."

"This year's NAOSH Week theme 'What's Your Plan?' is about the future. Putting plans and procedures in place that will have a positive impact on health and well-being at work and in our communities for all Canadians," remarked Steve Horvath, President of the CCOHS. "We all need to not only plan, but act. The quest to improve safety practices never stops – innovative approaches and ideas are always needed and welcomed."

"Threads of Life has a plan that we reflect on each day", noted Shirley Hickman, Executive Director, Threads of Life. "Our plan is the road to zero, where injuries and illnesses at work are a thing of the past. Families expect that their loved ones will come home at the end of the day in the same condition as when they went to work. Our vision is to have no new family members join Threads of Life because they have experienced a traumatic workplace injury, fatality or occupational disease. "

NAOSH Week is an annual initiative led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. Together with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Threads of Life, and in association with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), focus is given to the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace and raising understanding and awareness of safety and health issues.

More information can be found at www.naosh.ca or www.csse.org.

NAOSH Week is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, the Government of Canada, Threads of Life and other federal, provincial and territorial governments, along with the American Society of Safety Engineers. For more information about NAOSH Week and activities in your region, contact 1-877-446-2674, or please visit www.naosh.ca.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) can be contacted by mail at:
39 River Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3P1

You can also visit the HRSDC- Labour Program Website at: www.labour.gc.ca

Threads of Life is a national registered charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing who have suffered from a workplace fatality, life-altering illness or occupational disease. Their mission is to help families heal through a community of support and to promote the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. For more information: www.threadsoflife.ca

Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. ASSE's 32,000+ occupational safety, health and environmental professional members located worldwide manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labour and education. For more information, contact ASSE at www.asse.org.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
    Jan Fralick
    Account Executive
    (416) 646-1600 / Toll free at 1-877-44-NAOSH (62674)
    (416) 646-9460 (FAX)
    www.csse.org

    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    Inquiries Service
    Hamilton, Ontario
    1-800-263-8466
    (905) 572-4500 (FAX)
    inquiries@ccohs.ca
    www.ccohs.ca