North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is May 2-8
Each year, during North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, thousands of individuals and organizations across North America come together to raise awareness about the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses at work. NAOSH week runs from Sunday through Saturday the first full week in May.
NAOSH Week presents an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce, and strengthen commitment to occupational safety and health. Participation and involvement in NAOSH Week have been shown to:
- improve attitudes towards safety
- increase understanding of the importance of occupational health and safety
- foster a safety-minded culture
- increase cooperation and
- raise awareness about occupational safety issues
Injury Prevention Coaching
Our Injury Prevention Coaching consists of three core components.
Help employees optimize their personal health by improving risky lifestyle behaviors, since it is clearly established that healthier, more fit employees are safer employees and less likely to incur an injury.
Educate and coach employees on the fundamentals of proper body mechanics as related to safe work performance. Body mechanics refers to how one uses their body, in all phases of movement, including standing, bending, lifting, pushing, or even sitting.
Allows us to supplement our proactive approach to injury prevention by coaching employees to recognize a weakness, tightness, or other awareness within the body, thereby allowing us to coach for specific musculoskeletal concerns prior to the issue becoming a more serious and reportable condition..
Why Injury Prevention Coaching is Important
Injury Prevention Coaching helps employers and employees identify and avoid risky workplace behaviors and prevent injury.
- Nearly 4 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace annually.
- Every year, over 4,500 deaths from work-related injuries and illnesses impact American families.
- $250,000,000,000 is the annual cost of work-related illnesses, injuries, and fatalities.
You can also visit the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week web page at https://foh.psc.gov/calendar/naosh for ideas on how to celebrate.
Need help establishing a Safety and Injury Prevention program at your organization?” Contact us and select the “Injury Prevention Coaching” option on the drop-down menu. We will reach out to you to assess your needs.