NAOSH Week 2017: Make safety a habit

NAOSH Week 2017: Make safety a habit

North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week
May 8-12, 2017

Monday, May 8 - Colouring Contest and Scavenger Hunt

As part of NAOSH week we are inviting Royal Roads staff and their kids to take part in a colouring contest. Print out the pictures (kids and/or adults) and colour it in as creatively as possible.
Completed sheets should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 in person at the library to Paris Carr. Make sure to put the artist’s name, contact info and age (for children) on the back!
We will be posting all of the contest entries at the Wellness Fair – "Make Safety and Health a Habit" on May 11 where people will be able to vote for the winners. There will be prizes for both children and adult submissions.

Check Crossroads on Friday, May 5 for the colouring outline!  

RRU’s JOHS Committee is excited to launch our inaugural Safety Scavenger Hunt May 8-10, 2017. The intent of this activity is to provide a fun and interactive way for staff and faculty to increase their awareness about health & safety initiatives and emergency resources on our campus including within your own individual workspaces. Given that we are all very busy, this scavenger hunt has been uniquely designed to meet your individual needs; it can be done as your schedule allows anytime during May 8-10, 2017 and can be done individually or collaboratively with your colleagues so that you can all learn together (we hope you will choose the latter). In addition to gaining valuable knowledge and becoming more mindful of our surroundings, everyone who participates will be entered into a draw to win a prize. Stay tuned for the official launch on May 8, 2017! 

Tuesday, May 9 – Safety Sticky Note Mural  

How do you make safety a habit in your day to day life? We want to hear from you!
A NAOSH safety sticky note mural is waiting for your input. Please visit Habitat Cafe throughout the week to share your thoughts and ideas.

Wednesday, May 10 – Ergonomics – Canadian Back Institute (CBI) - Lunch and Learn from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

To register for the lunch and learn, please email Jeannie Drew in Human Resources. A calendar invite will be sent out once you register for the event. Space is limited; register quickly so you don’t miss out!
Many employees do not know how to adjust their office chair or workstation appropriately to minimize their risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). This workshop will use evidenced-based ergonomic and biomechanical principles to educate employees on office workstation ergonomics and will identify strategies to assist in the reduction of MSI risk factors to promote health, wellness and productivity in the office environment.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Learn how to identify common ergonomic risk factors which may contribute to MSI in the office environment
  • Learn how to adjust office chairs and computer workstations to minimize their risk of injury and to optimize health and wellness in the workplace
  • Review additional strategies, including micro breaks and office stretches and exercise to help maintain and promote health and wellness in the workplace

Thursday, May 11 – Make Safety and Health A Habit Fair and Campus Coffee from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join us at the 2017 Wellness Fair, "Make Safety and Health a Habit" which will play host to a variety of health, safety and wellness-related exhibitors. This is a great opportunity for all staff, faculty and students to participate in interactive and educational activities. There are plenty of prizes to be won including a super awesome grand prize!
Join us on Thursday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LIC Reception Centre for the Make Safety and Health a Habit Fair.

May's Campus Coffee, hosted by HR & the RRU JOHSC will kick off the Fair from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Mark your calendars!

Friday, May 12 – Green Prescription: the Journey to Wellbeing - A Wellness Walk in the Gardens from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

Join Paul Allison, Supervisor of Gardens and Grounds at RRU, for an informative, interactive and relaxing walk through the gardens. Learn how the gardens and landscape can act like a "miracle drug!"
Please meet at the front gates to the gardens at 12:15pm (next to the castle gift shop).

Sapce is limited. Please RSVP to Jeannie Drew to reserve ypur spot. 

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: