News from Kamloops

May 2, 2012

NAOSH Week & Emergency Preparedness Week 2012

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops Safety Division is proud to support North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week again in 2012.

The goal of North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week is to focus the attention of employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational safety and health on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. "A Commitment for Life: Making It Work" the theme for this year's NAOSH Week, which takes place from May 6th to 12th, 2012.

Safety Swim
NOASH Week includes a Safety Swim for the public, which takes place on Saturday, May 12th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre. Kamloops lifeguards will lead active learning stations focused on first aid, personal safety and water rescue skills.

Coinciding with NAOSH Week is Emergency Preparedness Week, which encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need. This special week is a national effort of provincial and territorial emergency management organizations and Public Safety Canada.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies - anytime, anywhere. It is important to:

Visit www.GetPrepared.ca or www.kamloops.ca/emergencyprogram for more resources to help you and your family prepare for all types of emergencies.

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Media Contact:
Jennie Inkster, Safety Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3510
jinkster@kamloops.ca