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MUN Celebrates North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.

Memorial celebrates NAOSH Week

North American Occupational Safety and Health week is May 5th-12th this year. Join the Department of Health and Safety in celebrating with some of our exciting events:

May 6th, 1:00-2:00pm, The Landing (UC 3018): Meet and Greet! Join us for refreshments and a chance to win prizes. Everyone welcome

May 6th - 2:00-3:30pm, The Landing (UC 3018): Join us for the CNIB's Eye Safety workshop. Spaces are limited, please RSVP by emailing health.safety@mun.ca

May 7th - 10:00 am-2:00pm, Allied Health Services (PE 1017): Join us for our Health and Wellness session! You can get your blood pressure taken,find out your grip strength, test your flexibility and more! For more information, or directions please call 864-6796

May 8th -1:00-3:00pm, (location to be determined): We will be offering a Chemical Exposure in the Workplace information session, for more information or to RSVP,  please call 864-393 or email health.safety@mun.ca

May 9th- Back by popular demand, is our Scavenger Hunt! If you are interested in submitting a team (6 members), please email health.safety@mun.ca. All six members of the winning team will receive a $50 gift certificate to the book store.

During NAOSH week, The Department of Health and Safety will also be giving out coupons for a free hot beverage (for use at the Tim Horton's in the Aquarena) for good safety deeds! If you reverse park into your parking spot, you just may find a coffee card tucked under your wiper!

Chemical Clean Sweep - June 10-14, 2013

The Department of Health and Safety is pleased to announce the third annual Chemical Clean Sweep. We will be providing FREE chemical waste disposal services to MUN's St. John's Campus during the week of June 10th – 14th, 2013.

This year, in an effort to reduce long lines up and extended wait times, Newalta will be coordinating waste pick-ups directly from labs. Scheduling of pick-ups for Clean Sweep will be based on the inventories received by June 4 using the Clean Sweep Disposal form. Once we have received your Clean Sweep Disposal form, your pick-up date and time as well as additional information for chemical preparation will be provided by Newalta.

During this event sharps and batteries will not be accepted for disposal.

Any questions, please contact:   Kendra Picco @ 864-4393 or kpicco@mun.ca

If you are interested in availing of this Free service, please complete the attached Chemical Clean Sweep Disposal form and email to health.safety@mun.ca with "Chemical Clean Sweep" in the subject line or Fax to: 864-3116 by June 4, 2013.


LINKS

Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission (WHSCC)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)

Safety Services of Newfoundland Labrador

NL Occupational Health & Safety Association (NLOHSA)

Occupational Health & Safety Branch of the Department of Government Services


The goal: 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.Visit the offical NAOSH Week Website at www.naosh.org

 

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