List of events
Day of Mourning
April 28, 2017
Every year, New Brunswickers are injured at their workplace,
some of them fatally.
In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress established April
28 as a day for workers and employers to reinforce their
commitment to workplace safety, and prevent occupational disease,
injuries, and deaths. It is a day to remember those workers who
have died, and a call to protect the living. The Day of Mourning is
observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries
On this day, we urge you to honour the memory of all workers who
lost their lives due to workplace injuries or illness and to
resolve to improve workplace health and safety. WorkSafeNB
encourages everyone to mark this event by observing a moment of
silence, lowering your flag to half-mast, or attending a
To receive posters and lapel pins for this event, contact: communications
Please check later for dates and locations of remembrance
ceremonies taking place around the province.
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH)
May 7-13, 2017
North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is a
partnership between Canada, the United States and Mexico, that
promotes the benefits of investing in occupational health and
safety, and the importance of preventing workplace injuries and
Celebrate occupational health and safety for an entire week and
raise awareness for safer workplaces and communities. For ideas on
how to celebrate NAOSH week in your workplace, visit: event
The 2017 North American
Occupational Safety and Health week (NAOSH) takes place May
7-13. We encourage you to adopt this year’s theme and “Make Safety
a Habit.” .
Disability Awareness Week (DAW)
May 28 – June 3, 2017
Established in 1988, Disability Awareness Week (DAW) was
inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour. DAW aims to
raise public awareness about accessibility and inclusion for people
Disability Awareness Week activities are co-ordinated at the
provincial level by the
Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons.
In recognition of DAW, WorkSafeNB will host a Walk and
Roll Challenge at WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre, 3700
Westfield Road, in Grand Bay-Westfield on Friday, June
2(rain date: June 5). Join us!
Steps for Life
May 7, 2017
Steps for Life is a fundraising walk in support of Threads of Life, a charity
providing support to families affected by workplace tragedy. Join
us as we step forward to raise awareness about the importance of
workplace health and safety. To learn more about this fun walk,
visit Steps for Life.
Mark your calendars!
Next year’s Health and Safety Conference is returning to
October 4-6, 2017. More details to follow.
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)