Safety and Health Week

MAY 5 - MAY 11, 2019

EOHSS is proud to announce another exciting week of events for Safety and Health Week (formally known as North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week) running from May 5 to May 11.

Every year, during the first week of May, corporations across North America come together to celebrate Safety and Health Week. The purpose of this week is to promote ongoing health and safety in the workplace and the community.


Weekly Calendar - May 5 - 11, 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday





11am-2pm - Annual BBQ & Vendor Fair - BSB Greenspace

12pm-Health and Safety Award of Excellence

Video Contest Selection Announced

*$5 - no registration required

*complimentary for JHSC members



Video Contest

All members of the McMaster community are invited to create a brief, 2-3 minute video presentation that highlights a risk-related topic within their specific work environment or on campus in general.  You may wish to incorporate this year's McMaster theme, "We are all Leaders in Safety".  Videos will be judged on creativity, message content and quality.  All submissions will be posted on the EOHSS website and the winning video will be presented during the May 8th Barbecue & Vendor Fair at McMaster's 2019 Safety and Health Week.  Submissions are due by Monday, April 29, 2019.  The contest will also include the awarding of monetary prizes.  We look forward to your participation.

Contest Criteria

Prizes totaling $500 have been donated to the winners of the 2019 Safety Video Contest

To be eligible for this contest, you must:

1)     Submit a video that is no longer than 3 minutes.

2)     The video must be on a safety and or health related topic

3)     Marks will be given for:


  • Use of music, graphics, pictures
  • Verbal or written components
  • Topic relevance
  • Informational/factual content
  • Overall impact


4)     The video should be in an MP4, AVI, MOV or WMV format

5)     Extra marks will be given to those who Closed Caption the video 

6) Include a cover page with your name, extension, email, department and if applicable Joint Health and Safety Committee.


Upload your video here.  

Contact EOHSS at  for more information on video criteria.

McMaster Health and Safety Award of Excellence

The McMaster Health and Safety Award of Excellence is presented to a person or group from our McMaster community who has done an outstanding job of promoting health and safety in the workplace.  Nominations open March 7, 2019.

Nomination Criteria

Nomination Form

The 2018 Winners were:


Raquel Gavey
Facility Services




Mark Bortolus 



Sponsors and More

A Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors

More Information

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