2017 Safety Events - NAOSH Week
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May 7-13, 2017
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week was created by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) (http://www.csse.org) and has grown significantly over the last 20 years. This year, ASSE encourages a grassroots effort through its local chapters to raise the value of safe and healthy workplaces in every community. Learn more about NAOSH Week in the ASSE newsroom.
How Can You Get Involved
A kids’ poster contest has been a popular NAOSH Week event. ASSE chapters can hold their own poster contest among members’ children. You can share winning posters in workplaces, with local newspapers, on chapter websites and with students' schools. On social media, use #NAOSHweek to highlight your chapter’s efforts. If you host a contest, be sure to share winning posters with ASSE’s Brendan Hilliard to use in social media--and be sure to identify your chapter in your communications. ASSE volunteer leaders can also log into Officer Central and look under "Activities" for sample forms and other resources related to managing a poster contest.
Engage your organization’s leaders by creating an event or stand-down addressing safety and health in general or a specific concern at your workplace. Have them deliver the keynote position to demonstrate their commitment to safety. In past years, ASSE members have delivered fleet safety classes and ergonomic awareness events, distributed catastrophe preparedness information, and teen worker safety and roadway safety brochures, presented teen worker safety courses, volunteered with a community group like Habitat for Humanity, donated PPE, hosted a PPE fashion show and much more.
Ask government officials at the state or local level to adopt proclamations for NAOSH Week. Find a model proclamation and request letter on the ASSE NAOSH Week page.
Perhaps your chapter or your colleagues would like to celebrate the profession itself. This year, May 10 is designated as Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day. Take an executive to lunch, combine lunch and training with the safety and health professionals in your organization, or simply let everyone know through social media with #NAOSHweek. Find more information on the ASSE NAOSH Week page.
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If your workplace is considering a stand-down as part of any of these campaigns, watch this Safety 2013 presentatiion for ideas on how to make it a success.