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2014 B.C. NAOSH Week: Make Safety a Habit

2014 NAOSH Week CampaignThe North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace. It is marked by a 1997 agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, dedicating the first week in May each year to focus on occupational health and safety.

Annual Safety Forum & Awards Luncheon

Winners of NAOSH Week and CSSE Achievement Recognition awards are acknowledged each year at this event. Everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the celebration. Please save the date!

October 23, 2014
Executive Inn Airport Plaza, Richmond (new location)
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
(Doors open at 9:00 am)

2015 NAOSH Week

If you're an employer, NAOSH Week provides an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce, and strengthen your organization's commitment to occupational health and safety. Your NAOSH Week theme for 2015 is Safety & Health: Make Safety a Habit and takes place from Sunday, May 3, to Saturday, May 9, 2015.

How to participate
  • Organize an activity at your organization during NAOSH Week that reinforces the "Make Safety a Habit" theme
  • 2015 NAOSH Week postcard (coming in the Fall)
  • 2015 NAOSH Week Planning Guide (coming in the Fall)
  • 2015 NAOSH Week poster (coming in the Fall)
  • 2015 NAOSH Week Backgrounder (coming in the Fall)
  • Order NAOSH Week caps, t-shirts, banners and more
  • Attend the BC NAOSH Week Launch Event on May 4, 2015. Stay tuned for event location!
  • Attend the B.C. NAOSH Week Safety Forum & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • Sponsor the 2015 BC NAOSH Week
  • Sign up for the B.C. NAOSH Week e-newsletter by emailing:

NAOSH logoSafety & Health (NAOSH) Week Video - "Get Involved!"

Participation certificates and awards

Every year, organizations throughout B.C. that participate in NAOSH Week receive a certificate and have the opportunity to apply for an award. Certificates are mailed in October and the awards winners are acknowledged at an awards luncheon. The deadline for 2014 award applications and requests for Certificates of Participation was June 20, 2014. There are award categories for a wide range of industries and for large and small businesses. In addition to these industry awards, there's also awards for:

Annual launch event

Every year, NAOSH Week in B.C. kicks off with a provincial event during the first week of May. In 2014, Interactive Youth Safety Programs hosted B.C.'s NAOSH Week kick off at the Cloverdale Rodeo grounds. Matthew Bowcott spoke to many high school students about his workplace accident and reinforced that we all have a voice. Stay tuned for 2015's event details!

Other resources

For more information on NAOSH Week, visit or email

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

NAOSH Week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) — a safety practitioner organization that works with industry, government, and other safety organizations, to promote a greater awareness of health, safety and environmental issues in workplaces and communities.

CSSE Achievement Recognition Awards

Giving credit for effort and innovation

Now in its 25th year, the BC/Yukon Region of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) recognizes achievement by both individuals and organizations in a variety of categories, including outstanding achievement, special projects, industry specific safety innovations, and young/new worker training/ orientation programs, through the annual Achievement Recognition Awards program. Each year, after the nominations are received, an awards committee selects winners. Awards will be presented at this year's CSSE/NAOSH Week Safety Forum & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Follow this link for a complete list of award categories or nomination forms, or for further information please contact Kathy Tull at 604.233.4024 or Deadline for nominations is June 27, 2014.


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