Making Safety a Habit

May 6, 2019

In support of North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7 students at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School (4453 51 Avenue, Innisfail AB) will observe what happens when things go wrong for a distracted student involved in a vehicle collision while riding a bike.

On Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., local RCMP, Emergency Medical Technicians, from HSE Integrated and the local fire department will respond to a mock emergency scenario. Over 125 students will go through powerful learning experience while getting a chance to see how our local professionals respond to a critical situation. Following the demonstration, safety professionals will present street safety strategies to reinforce the message of making safe road choice.

Lisa Vogt, Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, says; “The goal of the mock scenario is to focus students on making safety a habit while participating in activities at school, home and play. We believe educating students on road safety is essential for keeping our children safe.”

The mock incident is a main event for students to participate in during NAOSH Week. It is a collaborative sponsored event involving the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), Parkland Regional Safety Committee, HSE Integrated, Stuart Olsen Inc., RCMP, the local Fire Department, and Central Alberta Chapter of Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

The media is invited to the mock incident to help raise public awareness on the importance of health and safety in our lives.

For more information on NAOSH Week, visit www.naosh.org

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