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.
- Nova Scotia – Fishing Safety Facebook Page February 27, 2014
The WCB of Nova Scotia is working in partnership with several provincial agencies including the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, the Fishing Safety Association and the Fishing Sector Council, to help build a safety culture within Nova Scotia’s Fishing Industry. Visit their fishing safety awareness Facebook page .
- Nova Scotia – Young Workers – Don’t leave your words behind February 27, 2014
Visit Nova Scotia's Young Worker site for more information on young worker resources for young workers, their parents, their employers and educators.
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Back Strong, Back Fishing February 26, 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador Back Strong Back Fishing
The BACK STRONG, BACK FISHING initiative is directed towards seasonally employed fish harvesters. Fish harvesters work on a seasonal basis in a very physically demanding job. The purpose of the initiative is to educate seasonal fish harvesters about maintaining a healthy back throughout the year with the goal of reducing back injuries.
- Saskatchewan – Youth – First Day on Job February 11, 2014
Saskatchewan - Youth - First Day on Job
Download WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s Youth – First Day on Job poster.
- Newfoundland and Labrador – Become a Back Protection Agent February 5, 2014