WorkSafeNB Safety Star Awards
The annual WorkSafeNB Safety Star Awards recognizes New Brunswickers who make health and safety a priority every day.
One of these awards, the WorkSafeNB Health and Safety Educator Award, honours two New Brunswick educators or groups who make youth health and safety a priority through education – one each from an anglophone and a francophone school sector.
Nominees must be employees of a school or Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centre in either a K-12 or ELCC-12 environment. Other criteria include promoting health and safety leadership in and out of the classroom and incorporating learning opportunities, such as safety talks and health presentations, in curriculum.
As part of its safety goal, WorkSafeNB works with New Brunswick stakeholders to reduce the frequency of workplace injuries in the province. The agency has dedicated programs to help promote safety leadership in youth from grades K-12. It also offers resources and support for young workers up to the age of 24, as well as their parents, teachers and employers.
WorkSafeNB is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 award.
The WorkSafeNB Safety Star awards will be presented during the 2017 WorkSafeNB Health and Safety Conference in Saint John from October 4-6.