Safety and Health Week

For the first week in May, we set time aside to consider how to prevent injury and illness at work, at home and in the community. The goal of Safety and Health Week is to create safer workplaces and communities.

Below are resources to help you start a conversation on health and safety.


Tour of Alberta OHS legislation handbook (9:26)

Powered mobile equipment safety (6:49)


Secure your ladder

Secure your work area

Get help

More resources are available on our YouTube channel, posters page and resources section.

About Safety and Health Week

Safety and Health Week logoSafety and Health Week aims to prevent injury and illness at work, at home and in the community.

Safety and Health Week has been through two name changes. Originally it was the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (1986 – 1996), led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE). In 1996, the United States and Mexico adopted this week as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks. It relaunched in 1997 as North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, with CSSE staying as the proprietor and governing body.

In 2019, NAOSH Week was simplified to Safety and Health Week. Its mission, however, expanded to include safety at home and in our communities.

The success of this week is rooted in a community-based approach. Across the country, Safety and Health Week activities are coordinated by local committees, made up mostly of volunteers. Partnerships with government, business, suppliers, CSSE Chapters, community health organizations and other safety groups provide the support, resources and network to manage Safety and Health Week plans.

About the logo
Three colours come together in a triangle of three equal sides. These colours represent the three participating nations of Canada, the United States and Mexico. They symbolize joint venture, cooperation and commitment to their common goals, and partnerships between business, labour and governments. The connected colours illustrate help and cooperation on many levels, including interpersonal relationships and international exchange.

Learn more at the official Safety and Health Week website.

Stay Connected with Your RSC

For more information on events in your community, please email your local RSC or connect with them on Facebook.


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Grande Prairie

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Lakeland (Lloydminister)

Facebook Page: Lakeland RSC



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Medicine Hat

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  Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)

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