is joining with the American Society of Safety Engineers
(ASSE), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
(CSSE) and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
''s (OSHA) Alliance Program
to raise awareness of the importance of being safe at work during the annual North American Occupational Safety and Health
(NAOSH) week May 2-8, according to a press release
The week will begin with events featuring panel discussions on new industry workplace safety and health efforts as well as recognizing the winners of the 8th
annual ASSE kids'' "safety-on-the-job" international poster contest for children aged 5-14, the release stated.
ISSA Director of Environmental Services Bill Balek said: "NAOSH week is another tool we use to educate people on the positive benefits of protecting people, property and the environment and sharing best practices among our members and their employees all in an effort to continue to enhance workplace safety worldwide."
Attending the events will be ASSE members and their families, federal and state officials, officials from ASSE, CSSE,OSHA and OSHA''s Alliance Program participants, the release noted.
According to the release, supporting NAOSH week exemplifies how ISSA and OSHA work together to increase the understanding of the benefits of investing in occupational safety and health and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses by encouraging the implementation of new workplace safety and health initiatives.
ISSA and OSHA have enjoyed a formal alliance since August 2005, the release added.