Safety and Health Week
Date posted: May 6, 2019
May 4th to 11th is Safety and Health Week (also known as NAOSH Week)! Celebrated in Canada, Mexico and the United States, this week focuses on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community. You can find an article about the week in the May issue of The Westcoast Reader.
Have you seen Decoda’s Building Resilient Workers: Health and Safety at Work: Facilitator Guide and its accompanying Health and Safety at Work: Workbook? This workforce literacy curriculum consists of five modules that cover rights and responsibilities at work, hazards in the workplace, workplace First Aid, ergonomics and workplace violence. It has reading, writing and oral communication activities embedded in the health and safety content. This curriculum was developed with the support of the BCFED Health and Safety Centre and WorkSafeBC.
WorkSafe BC has a large variety of health and safety resources available, including videos, posters and publications. Here’s a recent video:
Even if your work isn’t physically strenuous, health and safety is an issue.
Find more posters, infographics and information at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Here are some other resources with workplace health and safety information written for adult students:
- Common Ground: English in the Workplace from NorQuest College
- Educational Curriculum Manual: Employment Training for Low Literacy Immigrant Women from the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
- English for Work Activities: a picture process dictionary
- In the Workplace: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook from Bow Valley College
- Key Vocabulary for a Safe Workplace
- On-the-Job English: teacher’s guide and student book