NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) 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 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 NAOSH 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 NAOSH 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.
and click on the NAOSH Week button or visit www.naosh.ca
NAOSH Week 2016
Make Safety A Habit
"What's Your Reason"
May 1st – 7th
Occupational Safety & Health Professional Day – May 4th
Steps For Life Saint John - May 1st