OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) -

Who & What:

In a 'State of the Workplace' address, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour kicks-off Safety Week for Canada.

Safety Week is officially known as North America Occupational Safety (NAOSH) Week, which is May 4-9, 2015.

The highlight will be the announcement and viewing of the nationwide youth video contest on workplace safety.


Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON


Monday, May 2, 2016

10:30 am - Minister Mihychuk describes the state of workplace safety for Canadians

11:15 am - Occupational Safety and Mental Health Risks at Work panel discussion featuring

• Jim Hopkins, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
• James Smith, American Society of Safety Engineers
• Gareth Jones, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety
• Shirley Hickman, Threads of Life
• Dave Turner, Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
• Michael Pietrus, Mental Health Commission of Canada
• Wendy Wilson, CSSE Award Winner

12:00 pm - Award Presentation for National 'Focus on Safety' Youth Video Contest

NAOSH Week: May 1 - 7, 2016
Make Safety a Habit
NAOSH Week (#NAOSH2016) is led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering |

Contact Information:

Perry Ruehlen