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Suggestions on what you can do:

Here are a few suggestions on what you can do to support NAOSH Week and OSHP Day:
At Work

  • Sponsor a poster contest for your employees’ children and enter them in the annual ASSE kids’ ‘safety-on-the-job’ poster contest
  • Host a Family Safety Fair or picnic for your company and their families
  • Launch a recognition program for safety suggestions that are put into use or enhance ongoing health and safety practices
  • Conduct an Open House that focuses on health and safety. Involve suppliers. Invite local dignitaries, clients and colleagues.
  • Conduct training sessions for employees on safety tips and information
  • Do local news releases on being safe at work tips for your local media (info. can be found on www.asse.org) or contact ASSE PR
  • Set up specific safety demonstrations, focused on work safety tips, training, etc. – at work, in schools or your community
  • Launch a “New Worker” Orientation Manual
  • Promote NAOSH Week/OSHP Day through articles in your company newsletter
  • Insert NAOSH Week/OSHP messages in correspondence, memorandums, e-mail messages to staff
  • Display the free NAOSH Week poster in offices, on bulletin boards, at work stations
  • Distribute safety buttons, stickers, and pens to your staff with key safety messages
  • Use NAOSH Week pens, safety whistles, etc as awards for safety achievements!

At Schools, Colleges, Universities

  • Students are the workers and business leaders of tomorrow. Making them aware of safety and the need for training and knowledge is critical to helping them work safely in the future. Some activities include:
  • Invite classes to tour your operations, highlighting basic safety features and the importance of working safely
  • Promote poster competitions. Sponsor special safety days
  • Conduct training sessions specific to the new and inexperienced worker
  • Host a personal protective equipment (PPE) fashion show
  • Make posters, videos, or speakers available to speak to students
  • Work with local school boards to coordinate special events or help them expand their safety efforts
  • Work with high school students to promote safety as a career!

In Your Community

  • Officially acknowledge NAOSH Week with a flag raising ceremony and signing of a NAOSH Week proclamation by your mayor, community dignitaries and other government officials
  • Display a NAOSH Week banner in a prominent location in your community
  • Plan special events such as shopping mall displays that feature safety messages sponsored by local businesses that are supporting NAOSH Week – the tools can be found at www.asse.org/naosh09
  • Sponsor a public symposium on health and safety issues
  • Encourage local retailers to display NAOSH Week posters
  • Organize a safety poster contest for children
  • Send public service announcements to local radio stations, and contact local media to arrange interviews or promote organization’s activities
  • Work with community newspapers to publish a special supplement featuring safety articles, advertising, and NAOSH Week events and activities
  • Share your success stories and how to tips