Launch of North American Occupational Safety & Health Week being held today, May 4, at the NSGEU

*note you can only attend this event if you have registered.

Welcome to NAOSH Week

Today is the launch of NAOSH week where we present a new opportunity to help you make a difference; to drive workplace injuries and deaths down toward the only acceptable number there is: ZERO

We are discussing leading-edge concepts, new thinking and easy-to-understand workplace culture change strategies to help us achieve this goal! These sessions apply to all workers.


9:00 NSCC Early Bird Sessions (Limited Availability)

10:00 Registration

11:00 Launch Ceremony

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Safety Forum

Launch Ceremony “Make Safety A Habit For Your Career!”

This is the thought provoking theme of NAOSH Week 2015. Our dignitaries and special guest speakers will challenge you to reflect on this during our opening launch ceremony.

Safety Forum

A star lineup of expert speakers will assist you to “Make Safety a Habit For Your Career” at your workplace. These sessions will provide awareness and information on topics such as Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and panel discussions with DLAE Special Investigators, Crown Attorneys and Defence Attorneys with specialized experience in OHS law. Resource materials will be given to participants for use at their workplace.

A Message from our Partners:

NS Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

“”Each year, NAOSH Week offers us a time to reflect on what we do every day – both individually and collectively – to continually improve workplace health and safety. It’s an opportunity to reinforce and strengthen our commitment to reducing the impact of injury and illness in our workplaces, our homes and our communities. NAOSH Week inspires us toward excellence in our health and safety goals.” Deirdre O’Reilly, Chair – CSSE Nova Scotia Chapter


Western NS Chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

“NAOSH Week provides us an excellent opportunity to focus on health and safety in our workplaces. It highlights the importance of all of us making the commitment and then doing the things every day that are required to make workplaces as safe and healthy as we would like them to be. Let’s make safety a habit for life.” Wanda Balsor, Chair Western NS Chapter

Special Note: 2 Please help us maintain a healthy environment for everyone by not wearing scented products.

Launch Ceremony Speakers: 

Minister Kelly Regan, Labour and Advanced Education 

Lorna MacMillan, HRDC Labour 

Stuart MacLean, CEO Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and more…. 


John Dunsworth

Rear Admiral John F. Newton

Rebecca Saturley

Alex Keaveny

Sterling Kendall

Charles Bruce


The NSGEU is proud to support this event for the second year in a row. The use of NSGEU’s Conference Centre allows the organizing committee to keep the cost to attendees to $10/person. 

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