To raise awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, a variety of marketing and social media activities take place across Canada. Some target sector specific hazards and others are aimed demographically such as at young workers. With changing seasons, there are also communications to combat heat stress or harsh outdoor working conditions. You can find some examples of these prevention campaigns below.
- WorkSafeBC young worker safety brochure translated into seven languages August 8, 2017
Created with assistance from members of the Young Worker Advisory Group, WorkSafeBC‘s Getting a Job? Ask Questions About Safety brochure provides young and new workers with useful tips about how to address concerns about safety in the workplace.
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- WorkSafeNB’s Safe Waste Collection campaign awarded Best in Show at 2017 AASCIF Communications Awards June 30, 2017
The American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) has announced the winners of its 2017 Communications Awards at their annual meeting in Oklahoma City. WorkSafeNB was selected as “Best in Show”, and won first place in the External Communications Campaign category for their Safe Waste Collection campaign. Their rate setting video placed second in the Audiovisual Productions category. Continue reading →
- WorkSafe Saskatchewan has two new resources for employers November 22, 2016
For those building or updating their safety program, WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s new Foundational Pillars online safety resource for employers has free, customizable forms, links to online and classroom training and more! Continue reading →
- WorkSafeBC’s Employer Safety Planning Tool Kit helps employers learn, compare, identify and plan health and safety programs October 27, 2016
WorkSafeBC‘s secure, interactive Employer Safety Planning Tool Kit helps employers learn about injuries and claims, compare their performance to their peers, identify trends, and plan health and safety programs for their workplaces. Continue reading →
- IRSST and RIPOST put forward a practical approach aimed at sustainably preventing interpersonal violence in the workplace October 17, 2016
Interpersonal violence in the workplace has become an increasingly widespread phenomenon, to the extent that in 2002 Québec adopted a legislative framework granting all employees a right to work in an environment free from psychological harassment. Continue reading →
- NWT & Nunavut Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Launches New Campaign September 16, 2016
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has launched Worth It, a new campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of workplace safety in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Continue reading →
- Sunsafetyatwork.ca helps workplaces protect employees from sun exposure dangers September 16, 2016
Sun Safety at Work Canada, a research, policy, and practice partnership funded by Health Canada through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, has launched sunsafetyatwork.ca to support workplaces in helping protect their employees from the dangers of sun exposure at work. Continue reading →
- No business too small for safety – WSCC develops an OHS program guide for NWT/Nunavut small businesses September 6, 2016
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) has published the ‘Occupational Health and Safety Program Guide for Small Businesses.’ Continue reading →
- SAFE Work Manitoba announces SAFE Farms drawing contest winner June 24, 2016
Ayesha Badiola from Steinbach, Manitoba is the winner of SAFE Work Manitoba’s annual SAFE Farms drawing contest, winning her an iPad and a spot in the 2017 SAFE Farms calendar. Continue reading →
- WorkSafeBC video introduced during first Day of Mourning in high schools across BC May 11, 2016
On April 28, 2016 the Day of Mourning remembrance was introduced for the first time to more than 100 high schools across BC. WorkSafeBC supported this remembrance with a variety of resources – including a new 8 minute video called The Matthew Bowcott Story.