NAOSH Week ‘09 May 3-9, 2009. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, May 6. What is NAOSH Week?. NAOSH Week occurs every year during the first full week of May and is intended to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.
Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, May 6
Several organizations representing thousands of businesses have partnered with ASSE and CSSE to support NAOSH Week, including U.S. federal agencies such as the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to reach millions of people around the globe on the importance of being safe at work.
Also in the past few years the United States Congress has passed a resolution supporting NAOSH Week, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, ASSE and occupational safety, health and environmental practitioners who work to prevent accidents, injuries and occupational diseases, create safer work and leisure environments and develop safer products. They are committed to protecting people, property and the environment globally and work to make sure that the millions of people who go to work each day return home safely.
Businesses spend $171 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illness, expenditures that come straight out of company profits and can comprise as much as 5 percent of a company's total costs.
Preventing injuries and illnesses increases productivity, morale and ultimately, profits. Most importantly, workplace safety and health management systems save lives.
At the Department of Labor Building in DC
I came all the way from Canada!
We look forward to many great events during NAOSH Week 2009!
What a great day at the National Zoo!
Throughout NAOSH Week, thousands of ASSE members, their families, businesses, government organizations reach out to people worldwide on the importance of job safety and provide information on workplace safety risks and solutions. ASSE provides tools for anyone to use from the ASSE NAOSH web page at www.asse.org/naosh09to support these efforts such as
Remember, Safety Means Always Coming Home