NAOSH week 2015: Make safety a habit!

Mark your calendars! The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is May 4-8, 2015.

Mark your calendars! The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is May 4-8, 2015.

In alignment with our commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and guests alike, Royal Roads University will be participating in this year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.

The Royal Roads University Joint Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Committee (JOHSC) has planned a week of fun and safety related events to promote a cooperative spirit focusing on the resolution of occupational health and safety issues and to support the university’s  occupational health and safety program.

What is NAOSH week?

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is an annual event where employers and employees throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico participate in the education and awareness of safety in the workplace.

For our third year, RRU will be participating with various activities during the week of May 4-8, 2015 in support of bringing greater awareness and education to illness and injury prevention in the workplace.

Don’t miss out on the following upcoming great events! Please be sure to check out the events calendar for details.

Monday, May 4, 2015 - RRU safety video

This entertaining video developed by your Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is a series of short clips encapsulating the safety messages we provide throughout the year as well as highlighting how we all incorporate safety into our day to day activities on campus.  

Check Crossroads on Monday, May 4th for the official first screening.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Distracted driving simulator and putting game

Quarterdeck 12pm-1pm (Open to Employees and students)

Experience first-hand the dangers of distracted driving using a tabletop simulator that includes a computer screen, steering wheel and gas/brake pedals.

Test your putting skills while wearing fatal vision goggles! This interactive and effective activity reminds us of how our perceptions are compromised when consuming alcohol and therefore impacting our safety and as well as those around us.   These googles are used by ICBC and local community policing groups in high schools to assist in delivering the dangers of drinking and driving.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Spot the hazard game  

On Wednesday, May 6th, a spot-the-hazards photo will appear in Crossroads. Identify the hazards and submit your answers to  Whoever correctly identifies the most hazards, will win!  It’s that easy!

The contest will be open until end of day on May 8th.  There will also be an opportunity to enter your answers at the JOHSC table at Campus Coffee on Thursday, May 7th.   

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Campus Coffee – Health and Wellness: RRU Safety Feud Game Show

Learning for Innovation Centre – Centre for Dialogue 10am -11am

It’s time for RRU Family Feud!!

Let’s have some fun with safety and ‘face-off’ family feud style. The Human Resources and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) will be hosting a game show to test our safety knowledge. Prizes to be won so don’t miss out on the feuding fun!

*We are looking for volunteers to participate! There will be two teams of five people. Please contact Human Resources by April 30th, 2015, if you are interested.*

Friday, May 8, 2015– Distracted walking course

Location:  TBA 12pm-1pm (Open to employees and students)

Have you ever texted while walking across a crosswalk?  Have you ever walked into a tree or off a curb because you’re checking your email?  This ICBC designed obstacle course is an engaging and interactive way to reinforce the potential dangers that pedestrians need to be mindful of.  

At the end of the week, we will draw prizes and announce winners on Crossroads!

For questions, you may contact a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee team member and/or Human Resources.

For more information on NAOSH Week, visit these websites: