Because WorkSafeNB’s vision is Making New Brunswick the safest place to work, we are proud to support Safety and Health Week, May 1-7 this year.
Safety and Health Week promotes the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. At the end of the day, we work safely so we can come home to our family and friends.
With COVID still a threat, WorkSafeNB’s mission to collaborate with all stakeholders to design, build and manage an effective continuum of safety and care is more important than ever. Together, we can prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, death and disability.
I hope that this year’s enhanced focus on workplace safety continues to be part of our new normal and that we can use this as an opportunity to further improve health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces.
I ask you to be a leader in health and safety at your workplace and encourage your colleagues to do the same. A workplace injury or occupational disease affects not only the employee who is hurt or becomes ill, it affects their families, their co-workers and the wider community. That’s why workplace health and safety should be more than an idea or task, it should become our passion.
I wish you all a happy Safety and Health week. I hope you make safety a habit and inspire others to do the same. Thank you for your commitment to Making New Brunswick the safest place to work.
Richard Blais, Acting Vice-President, Prevention Division, WorkSafeNB