CRD Celebrates NAOSH Week with Selkirk Trestle Lift & Driver Training

May 05, 2010

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD), in partnership with its unions, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1978 and United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1-1937, are recognizing NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety & Health) Week from May 2 – 8, 2010.    

During the week, a variety of safety related events and programs will be taking place. Of particular note are the Selkirk Trestle Lift on May 6, and the Collision Avoidance Driver’s Safety Training on May 6 and 7. Media are invited to attend both events. 

Collision Avoidance Driver’s Safety Training

  • Where: Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Road, Victoria, BC
  • When: Two sessions daily: 8:30 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4:30 pm, Thursday May 6 and Friday, May 7
  • This hands on drivers training program emphasizes proper safe driving techniques to keep staff and their families safe on the road

Selkirk Trestle Lift

  • Where: Selkirk Trestle on the Galloping Goose Trail
  • When: Thursday, May 6, 2 pm
  • The historical bridge will be lifted using a hand crank from the early 1900s to ensure that the lifting mechanism is operating properly and ensure the support structure of the bridge is safe.
  • CRD Regional Parks Staff will be on hand to answer questions. 

NAOSH Week is an annual initiative led by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), in concert with the American Society of Safety Engineers and partners in Mexico. NAOSH Week challenges employers, employees, the general public and all partners in occupational health and safety to focus on preventing injury and illness in the workplace. www.naosh.org

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For more information please contact:
Chris Neilson, Senior Manager
CRD Human Resources
Tel: 250.360.3282