North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is May 1-7, 2016 and we’re celebrating! Check out what’s happening in your community, or participate in one of our territorial-wide challenges!

#WSCCSafetySelfie Challenge

Are you a young worker age 13-25? Participate in our Selfie Challenge by taking a picture of yourself wearing proper personal protective equipment while doing a task or activity at home or work or in the community. Show us how you are being safe! You must include your supervisor or parent/guardian in the photo. Post it on Facebook or Twitter with the #wsccsafetyselfie hashtag. Submit your entry before Friday, May 13. One random winner will be selected and your supervisor, parent, and/or guardian will also win!

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) 

The CSSE North of 60 chapter is holding their Annual NAOSH Week Kick off Breakfast and Safety Seminar. It features guest speakers from the John Petropoulous Memorial Fund, Dave Fennel Safety Inc. and the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission.

To Register email


This year, WSCC's Inuvik team are offering a special safety-focussed event on Tuesday, May 3. Employers and workers, join us at the Midnight Sun Complex (MSC) for breakfast, a guest speaker, and engaging safety discussions. Also, learn about the new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, answer safety questions, and win prizes.

The event runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

If you are interested in participating in this event, register with us by Wednesday, April 27 at

Breakfast provided by the Northern Territories Federation of Labour (NTFL). 


Safety Coffee Break: Bring it on! The WSCC team, want to bring coffee, snacks and a Safety Toolbox Talk to your workplace. Regular Safety Toolbox Talks are one of the best ways to keep supervisors and workers engaged in safety awareness. We’ve prepared Safety Toolbox Talks on five informative safety topics:

  •  Fall Arrest
  •  Internal Responsibility System
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Return to Work
  • Ergonomics

Our team is available to conduct a special Safety Coffee Break toolbox talk at workplaces across Yellowknife on Tuesday, May 3, to Thursday, May 5, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you are interested in incorporating one of these talks into your workplace’s NAOSH Week events, WSCC Safety Officers or Mine Inspectors will bring coffee and snacks, and all you have to do is gather your workers and colleagues for a safety talk at your boardroom, lunchroom, or wherever you hold safety meetings at your workplace.

All spaces for NAOSH Week coffee breaks are now filled. For more information please refer to our website for toolbox talks.​


WSCC is hosting a NAOSH event on Wednesday, May 4th, at the Francophone Centre! There will be a BBQ, prizes and lots of information about the newly released Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
The event starts at 11am, and stay for lunch, provided by the Northern Territories Federation of Labour (NTFL). 

Employer Challenge

Toolbox meetings are your company’s safety meetings, and we want to see the minutes from the latest one. Submit your minutes, clearly labelled as WSCC’s NAOSH Toolbox Challenge, by Thursday, May 5, by email at or fax (866) 277-3677 for the chance to win a great safety prize for your company!

CSSE's NAOSH Employer Recognition Challenge

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) and the WSCC encourage employer and workers to get involved in NAOSH Week. Enter the Employer Recognition Contest and earn recognition for your organization and your co-workers. It is easy and fun.  A little imagination and effort can go a long way towards raising awareness of the importance of workplace health and safety!

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