According to the CCOHS,
“The goal during Safety and Health Week remains 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. Together, we can create safer workplaces and communities.”
This speaks to the heart of what Tatonga does.
Canada first celebrated Canadian Occupational Health & Safety Week in 1986 and continued this annual commitment to workplace health and safety until 1996. In that year, the United States, Mexico, and Canada included occupational health and safety as part of NAFTA discussions. North American Occupational Safety & Health Week (NAOSH) was the result of these discussions, replacing the Canadian event in 1997. NAOSH was changed to Safety & Health Week in 2019 to encourage organizations to go beyond workplace health and safety and expand to include preventing injury and illness at home and in the community.
The triangle logo represents the partnerships between the three nations, as well as the cooperation between the workplace, the home, and the community for health and safety.
Workplace + Home + Community
Through celebration of Safety & Health Week, companies can reaffirm their commitment to employee health and safety. Take this opportunity to communicate and demonstrate the importance for us all to be safe and healthy, not only at the workplace but at home and in our community. Get out on the work site or shop floor, chat with your employees, learn a bit about them and what they do when they are not at work. You may find opportunities in these conversations to discuss health and safety, and prevent illness and injury beyond the workplace.