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Swift Current Regional Safety Committee hosted NAOSH luncheon

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RSC Volunteers Kari Mathies and Kellie Ebner, Regional Advisor Justin Brooks and Keynote Speaker Nichole Faucher were part of the May 29 hosted by the Swift Current Regional Safety Committee. RSC Volunteers Kari Mathies and Kellie Ebner, Regional Advisor Justin Brooks and Keynote Speaker Nichole Faucher were part of the May 29 hosted by the Swift Current Regional Safety Committee. Contributed

The local Swift Current Regional Safety Committee took on a challenge in hosting the 20th Anniversary NAOSH Luncheon on Monday, May 29, at the Eagles Hall from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

North American Occupational Health and Safety Week’s goal 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. The event was to empower the community by promoting positive community values and habits, resulting in strength of character leading to real life motivation on and off the job.
All funds raised from this event will go towards two different organizations chosen by the RSC.
The first organization chosen was The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, also known as Threads for Life which offers support to families who have suffered from a workplace fatality.
The second organization was the Great Plains College for entry scholarships to the local college. 20 local businesses donated raffle prizes to further raise funds.
The volunteers from the Swift Current RSC were able to achieve a guest speaker from Ontario. Nichole Faucher was a former Make It Right crew member on the Holmes on Homes TV show. Nichole spoke of her personal experience working in the construction field and the importance of workplace safety. She strongly promoted suitable education and resilient safety beliefs and values.
Guests had the opportunity to view safety demonstrations from the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association booth and Hilti Power Tools.
They could also visit informational booths regarding occupational health and safety from WorkSafe, MacMor Industries, the Swift Current Fire Department, the Great Plains College and the Regional Health District.

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