NAOSH Week 2006 - April 30 through May 6... For the past several years, safety organizations, business associates, governments and companies throughout North America have banded together in a concentrated effort to limit death and injury from accidental causes.
This year, North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week will focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and partners such as OSHA and safety-related organizations in the United States, Canada and Mexico on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace. Given the growing interest in safety as an economic driver, an additional objective of NAOSH Week will be increasing understanding of the benefits of investment in occupational health and safety.
While we all know that workplace safety must be viewed as a core corporate value and receive constant organizational attention, NAOSH week provides an opportunity to celebrate and refocus year-around efforts. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), one of the key sponsors, suggests considering some of the following ideas within the workplace or as a way of involving the community and families (note - we've added some items to the list):
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