North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
From April 28 to May 6, YVR participated in the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which is a continent-wide event that highlights the importance of increasing understanding, raising awareness and reducing injuries and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community.
We started NAOSH week with the annual Day of Mourning ceremony, an event where we honour the memory of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related accidents and illness. While there were no such losses at YVR, this important event set a strong reminder of why safety is our number one priority.
NAOSH week included a range of activities to promote health and wellness such as courses and presentations on mental health, workplace violence de-escalation and proper use of fire extinguishers. It also included a Core Conditioning Fitness program, yoga and the annual Foreign Object Debris Walk, which saw a large number of employees clear the airfield of debris.