North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week

May 1 - May 7, 2005

Since 1997, NAOSH week has brought organizations, businesses and communities together, drawing attention to the importance of workplace health and safety.

See the attached for details on how you can promote health and safety in your workplace by planning NAOSH week with your staff, your joint Health and Safety Committee and the community. NAOSH week information and draw entry form (.pdf format)

Also complete the entry form for two draws to be held May 6, 2005...winning prize is a complimentary full pass to Forum North which will be held in Thunder Bay on November 1, 2, 3, 2005!


Thunder Bay Safe Communities supports the following workplace programs:

  • Passport to Safety
  • Young Worker Awareness program
  • Safe Community Incentive program
  • Safety Groups

PASSPORT TO SAFETY

A national awareness training program is being developed called "Passport To Safety". It is made available to young workers (between the ages of 15 and 24). Additional information about the program and the test can be found at www.passporttosafety.com

YOUNG WORKER AWARENESS PROGRAM

This program is organized and co-ordinated with community partners with the Industrial Accident Prevention Association. http://www.iapa.ca/outreach_yw/yw.htm

SAFE COMMUNITIES INCENTIVE PROGRAM

In partnership with Confederation College, WSIB, and Safe Communities this program is designed for any firm interested in launching a prevention program within their workplace.

SCIP promotes safety in the workplace and can reduce insurance premium costs for small businesses. Participating firms gain access to health and safety training programs, resources, and health and safety experts to help them create better, safer workplaces.

http://www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/SCIP

SAFETY GROUPS

The Safety Groups Program brings people and businesses together to share information about preventing injury and illness in the workplace. As an eligible participant, you will

  • learn about other companies' best practices,
  • have the chance to be a mentor, and
  • receive financial incentives for improving health and safety in your workplace.