Hamilton, ON (May 3, 2011) – This year, North American Health and Safety Week runs from May 1 to 7, and is a great opportunity for workplaces and employees to engage in health and safety activities. To help those who are interested in participating, The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released several free resources.
With Safety & Health: A Commitment for Life! What’s Your Plan? as the theme for 2011, CCOHS will broadcast a selection of free webinars and podcasts on young and aging workers, smoking cessation and noise controls in the workplace. These resources were developed to help raise awareness of these important issues and to ultimately improve the health, safety and well-being of workers.
- Help Your New Workers Stay Safe with Jan Chappel, senior technical specialist at CCOHS, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 1 p.m. EST. This free, one-hour webinar will discuss how experience has shown that a successful training or outreach program will cover the overall training needs; recognize the difference between education and training; and incorporate the best practice approach for reaching young, new or migrant workers and acknowledge the differences between these groups.
- The Aging Workforce: OHS Solutions with Emma Ashurst, occupational health & safety specialist at CCOHS, on Thursday, May 5, 2011, 1 p.m. EST. This free, 40-minute webinar will examine what has been learned from research studies and demonstrate how specific solutions and practices can prevent the mental and physical changes that come with age from becoming hindrances in the workplace.
- Workplace Noise Controls Emma Ashurst, occupational health & safety specialist at CCOHS, discusses workplace noise, its hazards and what can be done about it.
- Smoking Cessation and the Workplace Jennifer Mitton of Hamilton Public Health Services’ Tobacco Control Program chats with CCOHS about smoking cessation in the workplace – providing some great tips for workers and workplaces alike.
About NAOSH Week
NAOSH Week strives to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all workplace safety and health partners on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
NAOSH Week is an annual initiative led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). NAOSH Week continues to be a truly continent-wide event, celebrated in Canada, along with North American partners in the United States and Mexico. For more information, visit www.naosh.org.