New Brunswick Chapter

Safety and Health Week

Safety and Health Week (Formally know as North American Occupational Safety and Health - NAOSH) - was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico.  CSSE's Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (COHS) had been observed for ten years previously (1986-1996). During the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between the governments of Mexico, United States, and Canada, workplace safety within the boundaries of all three nations was discussed by government labour department representatives. Canada's representative at these talks was familiar with Canada's COHS Week and suggested to his Mexican and American counterparts that their countries may wish to become involved in a similar endeavor.

The CSSE is the lead organization for the promotion of Safety and Health Week. The goal of Week is to increase employee, employer and the general public’s awareness and understanding of occupational health and safety programs and professionals.  The Society’s Safety and Health Week Steering Committee works to encourage the support and participation of governmental and private sector organizations across Canada, and develops publications and publicity materials for use by a broad range of external organizations.

We are proud to announce that we will be holding our first Atlantic Virtual Safety & Health Week (NAOSH) events.  This is a joint event involving all 5 CSSE Atlantic chapters.


The events will be held on May 4-5-6 during the times of 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Atlantic).  During that time, there will be 2 speakers per day event.


The featured speakers during the events will be:

  • May 4                    David Power (Nova Scotia chapter)                          Topic:  Safety-Related Discipline
  • May 4                    Darrel Nickerson (New Brunswick chapter)           Topic:  Safety is Common Sense -But is it all that Common?


  • May 5                    Elizabeth Pederson (Cultivating Potential)             Topic:  Mental Health Check In
  • May 5                    Collin LeGrow (Technical Rope Rescue)                  Topic:  Fall Protection - Where it is now and what the future holds


  • May 6                    Shelley Poirier (New Brunswick chapter)               Topic:  Inattentional Blindness
  • May 6                    Kathy Betts (Western Nova Scotia chapter)          Topic:  My Father's Lunch Can


There will no fee or registration required to attend the events.  You can join the Safety & Health Week events by clicking on the link below.  We will also have prizes for attendance.


Safety Week - CSSE Atlantic Chapters Virtual Lunch and Learn


Daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm from Tue May 4 to Thu May 6 Atlantic Time


https://zoom.us/j/98512604984?pwd=V0g1SXlpNnJxMDNvcHorWFZuQytvQT09 (map)

Safety and Health Week 2018 Photos

Safety and Health Week 2018 Sponsors

Safety and Health Week 2019 Photos

Safety and Health Week 2019 Sponsors

Visit CSSE National or naosh.ca for more Safety and Health Week information.

If your organization is interested to become a sponsor the Safety and Health Week breakfast, please click on the following link for additional information: Safety and Health Week Sponsorship

Safety and Health Week 2021

"Together we can create safe workplaces"
May 2nd – 8th


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