The goal of NAOSH Week (North American Occupational Safety and Health Week) is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community
This goal seeks to:
- Improve attitudes towards safety
- Increase understanding of the importance of occupational safety and health
- Foster a safety-minded culture with increased cooperation
- Assist in team building and improved communication between employees and employers, safety committees and safety professionals
The NAOSH Week brand is recognizable throughout North America and the world, therefore, how it is used is important.
Three hands forming an equilateral triangle portrays the three participating nations – Canada, the United States and Mexico – and symbolizes joint venture, cooperation and the commitment to the common goals shared by all occupational health and safety partners. The three sides stand for partnership of the three countries in this joint occupational health and safety venture, as well as all tripartite partnerships between business, labour and governments. The connected hands illustrate assistance and cooperation on many levels – from interpersonal relationships in the workplace to international exchange.