Congratulations to the team behind Red River College’s NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Week activities, whose efforts at reminding us to make safety a habit earned them a trophy at this month’s provincial awards ceremony.
The NAOSH team — comprised of members of the College’s Joint Workplace Safety and Health committees and Environmental Health and Safety Services department — received the “Most Innovative” designation at the 2014 NAOSH Awards, handed out last week by the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE).
This marks the fourth year in a row RRC has been recognized for their NAOSH Week activities (an improvement over their previous three-year winning streak, from 2006-2008).
As a means of promoting this year’s “Make Safety a Habit” theme, RRC staff and students were encouraged to submit their own “Safety Selfies” — photographs in which they’re depicted wearing proper safety equipment or following appropriate safety procedures. An online “Find the Closest AED” contest was also held in an effort to increase awareness of the College’s automated external defibrillators.
In addition, the team hosted a pair of safety-themed barbecues for RRC staff and students, and set up safety-themed displays and exhibits in the halls of the College during NAOSH Week.