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Safety & Health Week

Safety and Health Week is an ideal time for employers, employees, partners, and the public to focus on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

Safety and Health Week Launch Event

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Manitoba Safety and Health Week launch event on Monday, May 6, 2024 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Revitalize your workplace commitment to safety and health and hear from keynote speakers and industry professionals.

Register today: Safety & Health Week – Kick Off Tickets, Mon, 6 May 2024 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite.

2024 Safety & Health Week Engagement Award

This award recognizes an organization that engages their employees and the public through safety and health initiatives, aimed at increasing awareness and preventing injury and illness in their workplace during Safety and Health Week, which runs May 6-11, 2024.

Safety and Health Week Engagement Award applicants are required to complete an online nomination form that outlines how the nominee has fulfilled the requirements of the nomination category.

Submit your application HERE!!

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 14, 2024

2024 CSAM Events

This is an exciting time for us to come together as a community and elevate safety standards in the construction industry. Throughout Safety and Health Week, we have a range of events and activities planned to promote safety awareness and empower our workforce.

Presenter: Irene Bennink, St. John Ambulance
Bio: Irene Bennink is a military veteran with 11 years of service. She is a skilled trainer with over 2 decades of training and presentation experience who enjoys sharing her knowledge with peoples. As a St John Ambulance instructor, Irene has been focussing on delivering Mental Health training, ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Opioid Poisoning Response Training, Tactical First Aid, Intermediate and Basic First Aid training to many organizations. Her focus is helping people make the connection between mental health and physical health as well as trying to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and Opioid Poisoning. People and organizations are becoming more aware of the importance of mental health and how important it is to look after it. It is also very important to recognize mental health struggles within ourselves and others around us.

Presenter: Marty Danielson, Workplace Safety and Health
Bio: Marty’s journey at Workplace Safety and Health began in 2010 when he joined as a Safety and Health Officer. Recognizing his dedication and expertise, Marty was appointed as the Director of Client Service and Technical Support in 2014, where he spearheaded initiatives to enhance safety protocols and support the organization’s valued clients. In 2019, Marty embarked on an enriching opportunity with The Office of the Fire Commissioner, serving as the Fire Commissioner for the province of Manitoba through a one-year secondment. During this tenure, he led comprehensive efforts to ensure fire safety and emergency preparedness statewide. Returning to Workplace Safety and Health in 2020, Marty resumed his role with renewed insights and a broader perspective, continuing to champion safety excellence and drive positive change within the organization and beyond.

Presenters: Lindsay Gillson & Jennifer Willems, Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Bio: Lindsay Gillson is a Return to Work Consultant with the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). In her 24 years employment at the WCB, Lindsay has worked in various roles and departments, providing her with the valuable knowledge to better assist employers with understanding the WCB and best practices for having an effective return to work program.
Bio: Jennifer Willems is a Return to Work Program Specialist with the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB).  Jennifer has worked for the WCB for 17 years in a number of roles including as an Adjudicator in the Short Term Claims department and as a Return to Work Consultant.  Prior to joining the WCB, Jennifer worked for a large manufacturing company in human resources and disability management roles.

Registration: These webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.

Safety and Health Week Event Ideas

Safety and Health Week activities do not need to be complicated or expensive. The Safety and Health Week events are meant to engage staff and revitalize your organizations commitment to safety in a fun way. Event ideas could include:

  • Recognition program – create a program to reward health and safety suggestions
  • Company safety calendar – create a calendar with reminders and tips
  • Workplace safety games (keeping in mind public health protocol) – conducted throughout the week
  • Announcements – develop emails, posters, and messages about the activities
  • Toolbox Talk – make your daily toolbox talks coincide with the focus of your safety awareness week.
  • Demonstrations – engage your colleagues in safety demonstrations like ergonomic principles, safe lifting, PPE inspections, workplace inspection principles, etc.
  • Promotional Items – people love free swag!
  • Incentives and Prizes – Who doesn’t like to win a prize?
  • Food – have a potluck or BBQ with a safety theme
  • Inspire – have a company executive, business owner or someone from the leadership team give a speech about their commitment to safety in the workplace.
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