North American Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017

We all have roles and responsibilities when it comes to health and safety. Our commitment to health and safety is our commitment to taking care of ourselves and each other. 

With that, TRIUMF is embracing this year's North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week from May 7 to 13 and offering special programming at the laboratory. 

NAOSH week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace.  NAOSH Week was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. NAOSH Week is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) — a safety practitioner organization that works with industry, government, and other safety organizations, to promote a greater awareness of health, safety and environmental issues in workplaces and communities.

The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

Each year employers and safety associations urge everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate their employees and the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local community and the global community.


TRIUMF NAOSH Week Lunch & Learn Sessions May 8-12

Bring your lunch - and join us for special sessions covering a wide range of health and safety topics. There is truly something for everyone in the TRIUMF community! 

Lunch & Learn sessions take place in the TRIUMF Auditorium starting at 12 pm each weekday from Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12.

Monday, May 8:

Hazard Assessment and Take 5 - hosted by Joe Mildenberger & Terry Sanghera, TRIUMF

Tuesday, May 9:

Ergonomics (Back and Office) - hosted by Carmel Murphy, FORME Ergonomics & Workplace Health Inc.

Wednesday, May 10:

Hand Protection Safety – hosted by Terry Sanghera, TRIUMF & a TRIUMF Vendor(s)

Thursday, May 11:

Electrical Safety - TRIUMF Electrical Group

Friday, May 12:

NAOSH Week Wrap-Up & Open Community Forum + Announcing Poster Contest Winner! - hosted by TRIUMF HR and others


NAOSH Week "Making Safety a Habit" Poster Contest

TRIUMF is holding a site-wide poster competition around the NAOSH Week “Making Safety a Habit” theme. The challenge:

  • Create a poster to show how you and your department or group - as a team - make safety habitual at TRIUMF.
  • Get creative (and safety-minded)!
  • Send your entry as a high-res JPG or PDF file to Terry Sanghera, tsanghera@triumf.ca, by 5 pm PT on Friday, May 5.
Entries will be displayed in the Main Office Building and TRIUMF community members are encouraged to vote on their favourite poster.  A prize will be awarded to the winning group! 
Winners will be announced during the Lunch & Learn session in the Auditorium from 12-1 pm on Friday, May 12.

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is an annual, continent-wide event where employers, workers, and all partners in occupational health and safety collaborate to promote injury and illness prevention in the workplace