Get Ready for NAOSH Week 2014

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week occurs annually during the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment. This year, ASSE will recognize NAOSH Week beginning May 4 through May 10.

ASSE is celebrating NAOSH Week with its Student Safety Awareness Art Contest, formerly known as the Safety-on-the-Job kids’ poster contest. The competition invites children ages 5 to 12 to submit original artwork illustrating workplace safety and gives teenagers ages 13 to 17 the chance to creatively express workplace safety through a video contest. Entries will be grouped and judged according to age, and prizes within each age group are as follows:

  • 1st Place Winner: $1,000 (USD)
  • 2nd Place Winner: $500 (USD)
  • 3rd Place Winner: $250 (USD)

The deadline for entries was recently extended to Feb. 28, 2014, and winners will be announced on or before March 31, 2014.

This year’s NAOSH Week festivities will also include an occupational safety and health symposium on the human cost of cheap labor. Tentative plans for the symposium include a presentation by ASSE president Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, titled A Workforce Worldwide: The Informed, Global Perspective on OSH and Sustainability, as well as a keynote address by OSHA’s David Michaels and a presentation on workforce sustainability by Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, chair of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability. The symposium will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on May 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. (EST).

Art for Sustainability Symposium