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NAOSH Week launches May 6 at Lonsdale Quay with Walter Gretzky

Released by Trish Chernecki, TKC Communications


C will launch Canada’s North America Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) Week with an outdoor dramatic sequence of marine rescues, an on the water fire fighting demonstration, a high angle rescue from a crane, a hazardous materials decontamination demo and heavy equipment simulators.


The public is invited for a lunch generously provided by White Spot’s Food Truck. More than 20 interactive exhibitors will offer health and safety practical tips, give a-ways and draws.


Walter Gretzky, a keynote speaker, suffered a workplace injury in 1961 that left him in a coma and deaf in his right ear when a manhole cover blew up in his face.  He will also speak on his advocacy role for safety in youth hockey.


Paralympian Josh Dueck will also speak at the event about his work-related injury during a work-related ski accident at age 23. He was paralyzed from the waist down and has gone on to become a World Champion sit-ski competitor and motivational speaker.



Date:               Monday, May 6, 2013


Time:              11:30 a.m. 1:30 a.m.


Location:       Shipbuilders’ Square, at the foot of Lonsdale Ave., just east of Lonsdale Quay along the waterfront, City of North Vancouver


Cost:               Free




For more information, visit Worksafe BC here.



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