North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2013
Date posted: May 6, 2013
This week, May 5th to 11th, is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). The goal is to highlight the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Literacy and essential skills are important factors in workplace safety and health.
What you don’t know can hurt you from the Conference Board of Canada reports on literacy’s impact on health and safety in the workplace. It looks at the direct and indirect benefits of investing in literacy, using in-depth quantitative and qualitative data. As part of this research, 10 Canadian workplace literacy and learning programs were analyzed for positive impacts on workplace health and safety. The case studies are published individually as models of good workplace literacy practice.
Essential Skills through Safety and Health (ESSH), a two-year project of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), embedded essential skills into Occupation Health and Safety training. The following videos feature two of the participating workplaces – Westland Plastics and Par Pak Ltd.