Safety Events Around the World

National School Safety Week

October 17-23, 2021

Every year at this time, the Canada Safety Council reminds us about school-related safety issues. These include things like traveling to and from school safely, bullying and just playing safe.

For more information, visit https://canadasafetycouncil.org/category/campaigns/school-safety-week

World Occupational Therapy Day

October 27, 2021

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) campaign help to increase the awareness of occupational therapists and society of the truly global impact of occupational therapy.

To see how you can get involved locally, visit https://wfot.org/world-occupational-therapy-day

National Farm Safety Week

Canada Safety Council

March 13-19, 2022

The Canada Safety Council and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) remind Canadians that farming continues to be one of the most hazardous industries in the country and that safety needs to be prioritized, especially since many farms are family operations with children around and the home is essentially an industrial worksite.

For more information, visit https://canadasafetycouncil.org/category/campaigns/farm-safety-week

Canadian Agriculture Safety Week

Candian Agricultural Safety Association

March 13-19, 2022

For more than a decade, CASA – a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers – has been raising awareness about the importance of safety on Canadian farms through Canadian Agriculture Safety Week, which takes place every year during the third week of March.

For more information visit https://www.casa-acsa.ca/en/canadian-agricultural-safety-week

Dig Safe Month

April 2022

Each April, Common Ground Alliances across North America raise awareness about damage prevention and safe digging as part of Dig Safe Month. Dig Safe Month coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season to remind homeowners, contractors and others to CALL or CLICK before you dig.

For more information, visit clickbeforeyoudig.com

Western Conference on Safety

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Apr. 4-5 2022

This annual Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Conference features a variety of seminars, learning sessions, networking opportunities and the chance to check out many safety-related products and services. • Sessions include information for safety committees and supervisors, federally regulated workplaces, provincial and federal regulatory updates, and higher-level sessions for Safety Professionals.

For more information, visit https://wcs.pacificsafetycenter.com/

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2022

The National Day of Mourning is not only a day to remember and honour those lives lost or injured due to a workplace tragedy, but also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace and prevent further injuries, illnesses and deaths. On April 28th the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on Parliament Hill and on all federal government buildings. Employers and workers will observe Day of Mourning in a variety of ways. Some light candles, wear commemorative pins, ribbons or black armbands, and pause for a moment of silence at 11 a.m. Typically, hundreds of public and private ceremonies take place across the country.

For information on events in your area, visit canadianlabour.ca/events

Mental Health Week

May 2-8, 2022

May 2-8, 2022 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week. This campaign calls for Canadians to #GetReal about how you feel in order to connect with others in a meaningful way. Mental health isn’t about a momentary state of happy or sad, it’s about how you approach the world and the people around you every day. And it’s okay to talk about it.

Visit mentalhealthweek.ca for information on events in your area.

Safety and Health Week

May 2-8, 2022

Every year, the Canadian Centre for OHS sponsors several events 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 as part of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.

For details on 2022 events, visit safetyandhealthweek.ca

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