Welcome to NAOSH Week, now known as Safety and Health Week ~ May 5-11, 2019
On behalf of the Prairie Region Health and Safety Committee, Welcome to NAOSH Week, now known as Safety and Health Week ~ May 5-11, 2019.
This year, the theme of Safety and Health Week is People, Passion and Prevention. Health and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. We invite you to be part of the celebration and complete the attached Health and Safety QUIZ!
Once you are finished, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The draw is for PSAC members only. Deadline for responses is Friday, May 10, at 4:00 pm CST.
The winner will be randomly selected from a draw among those with the most correct answers. Winner will receive a black PSAC “Union Pride- Prairie” wide jacket. GOOD LUCK!!
Together, you and the PSAC Prairie Region Health and Safety Committee can help create safer workplaces and communities. The more we know, the better we do!
Did you also know that at least three people die each working day of work-related accidents in Canada?
Stats don’t lie ~ In Canada, in 2017…
• 951 workplace deaths were recorded:
• 23 young workers between the ages of 15 and 24 were killed
• 251,508 claims were accepted for lost time due to a work-related injury or disease
• And that’s just stats of accepted WCB claims! It is estimated the actual totals could be 10 times that amount.
These statistics illustrate the impact of health and safety not only of those directly affected, but on coworkers, family, friends and others.