Resources

Event and Activity Suggestions

  • Officially acknowledge NAOSH Week with a flag-raising ceremony and signing of a NAOSH Week proclamation by your mayor, community dignitaries and other government officials.
  • Host a public symposium on health and safety issues in your community and work with a local business, service organization, supplier to sponsor the event.
  • Host a safety day camp for school children, employees and their families.
  • Launch a recognition program for safety suggestions that are put into use or enhance ongoing health and safety practices.
  • Conduct an open house that focuses on health and safety. Involve suppliers. Invite local dignitaries, clients and colleagues.
  • Conduct training sessions for employees.
  • Partner with suppliers and community health & safety organizations to set up specific safety demonstrations, focused on safe work habits, for employees and/or people in the community, in shopping malls, for example.
  • Introduce "Captain Safety" to schools, businesses, retail stores and your community in general.
  • Launch a "New Worker" Orientation Manual. Conduct orientation and training sessions specific to the new and inexperienced worker.
  • Sponsor a poster contest for employee's children and create a safety calendar for your staff and clients.
  • Promote NAOSH Week through articles in your company newsletter.
  • Develop "Fact Sheets" for distribution.
  • Introduce games, contests to test knowledge of safety & health facts and information. Ideas include cross word puzzles, "Are You Safer Than a Fifth Grader?", scavenger hunts.
  • Insert NAOSH Week messages in correspondence, memorandums and e-mails to staff.
  • Display NAOSH Week posters in offices, on bulletin boards, at work stations. Encourage local retailers and businesses to show their support by displaying NAOSH Week posters.
  • Use NAOSH Week mugs, wristbands, caps, t-shirts, etc as awards for safety achievements and to extend the awareness of NAOSH Week.
  • Display a NAOSH Week banner/flag in a prominent location in your community. For example, the NAOSH Week banner has been seen on a railway overpass, on the side of warehouses and at events.
  • Likewise, the NAOSH Week flag has been raised in public squares and proudly flown outside business locations.
  • Send public service announcements (PSA) to local radio stations, and contact local media to arrange interviews or promote organization's activities.
  • Work with community newspapers to publish a special supplement featuring safety articles, advertising, the NAOSH Week logo and NAOSH Week events and activities.
  • Invite school classes to tour your operations, highlighting basic safety features and the importance of working safely.
  • Host a personal protective equipment fashion show.
  • Plan a program for students using posters, videos and/or speakers.
  • Work with local school boards to coordinate special events, special safety days or help them expand their safety efforts.
  • Work with high school students to promote safety as a career.