Northern Light Chapter
Safety & Health Week (NAOSH Week)
NAOSH Week 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 from 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 suggested to his Mexican and American counterparts that their countries may wish to become involved in a similar endeavor to COHS Week.
Subsequently, CSSE was approached for permission and support to expand the COHS Week format and experience to Mexico and the United States. After many meetings between Labour Canada and the CSSE COHS Committee in 1995, the proposal to expand the COHS format into the North American arena was formalized with the CSSE Board of Directors at their spring 1996 meeting. It was agreed that CSSE would adopt the North American concept and implement it in place of the Canadian Week. Labour Canada agreed to ensure that CSSE was the officially recognized safety organization responsible for NAOSH Week.
In September 1996, the agreement was taken to the NAFTA meeting and all parties agreed to the proposal. NAOSH Week was established.
The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.
For further information and resources please visit: https://www.safetyandhealthweek.ca/english/
Saskatchewan Event - May 3, 2022
CSSE Saskatchewan Chapters & WorkSafe Saskatchewan present 2022 Safety & Health Week Virtual Presentation May 3, 2022. Please click here to access the event brochures.
Registration Link: https://amhsa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zrT_CEcQS1Whs7PrWx4O9w
Steps for Life – May 1, 2022:
Threads of Life is a Canadian charity that provides programs for families affected by a workplace tragedy and shares the importance of workplace incident prevention. The CSSE Northern Light chapter is once again participating in the Saskatoon walk. You can join Team CSSE Northern Light clicking on this link: http://events.threadsoflife.ca/site/TR/StepsForLife/General/1781067305?pg=team&fr_id=1236&team_id=2851 Registration is by donation and all donations are greatly appreciated!
This year the organizing committee is planning to host an in-person walk in Saskatoon. The option to walk at home is still available. Each in-person Steps for Life event will follow all applicable public health requirements or guidelines including gathering size, mask use, physical distancing, and other health and safety practices. Events with indoor components may require proof of vaccination to enter, depending on the requirements set by the venue.
Event: Steps for Life 2022 - Saskatoon
Event Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022; Registration opens @ 12:00pm; Opening remarks @ 1:00pm
Event Location: Rotary Park, Intersection of Saskatchewan Cres & McPherson Ave., Saskatoon, SK