What is NAOSH Week? The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and the Interdisciplinary Association of Occupational Health and Hygiene of Mexico, Civil Association (AISOHMEX) join together to celebrate North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, every year during the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.
Each year ASSP urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local community and the global community. In 2017, 5,147 people lost their lives on-the-job. ASSP and its 38,000 members are working tirelessly to reduce those numbers so we can all make it home safely.
In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation decreeing May 5th to 11th as Occupational Safety and Health Week and May 8th as Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day.
Click HERE to download a copy of the proclamation.