North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

In an organization like Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, staying safe on the job is paramount. Danger lurks everywhere if one is not careful – from laboratories to faculty and staff kitchens. While occupational health and safety should be top of mind every day, each year, workplaces across Canada, Mexico and the United States observe North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week.

Originally started by Canada’s Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in 1986, the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week grew to include Mexico and the United States, and in 1997 NAOSH began.

Each year, the goal of the week stays the same: raising awareness of workplace safety and reducing injuries and illness in the workplace and the community.

This year, NAOSH takes place from May 4 – 10, and offers the perfect time to take a look around your work station to ensure it is as safe as can be for yourself and your colleagues. Throughout the week, safety tips will be profiled on the School’s website. Be sure to note the tips listed and check out your work area to ensure they are being followed.

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