Wednesday, 09 May 2018 16:22

NAOSH Week barbecue in Swift Current, May 8, 2018

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The importance of injury and illness prevention in the workplace, at home and in the community was highlighted during a North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week event at Market Square in downtown Swift Current, May 8. There was a fundraiser barbecue and raffle in support of Threads for Life and a local scholarship to Great Plains College, as well as different vendor booths with safety and equipment demonstrations. Safe Saskatchewan CEO Gord Moker was the guest speaker at the barbecue. He emphasized the need for ongoing efforts to improve safety in Saskatchewan and he referred to the importance of the Mission Zero initiative. He noted that all injuries are predictable and preventable, and everyone needs to focus on making safety a habit at work, at home and on the road. This was the 21st annual NAOSH Week in Canada, Mexico and the United States, and it was the second time a NAOSH event took place in Swift Current. The event was planned and hosted by the Swift Current Regional Safety Committee.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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