NOSHA News July 2015

Reviewing the NOSHA Mission Statement

I was recently asked by a NOSHA member company to provide some basic safety training for a monthly in-service event. I've been serving on the board of NOSHA for about a year and a half, and this is the first time I've received such a request. It got me thinking that maybe it's time to review the mission statement of the Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association with our members and the community:

"The mission of the Northern Occupational Safety and Health Association (NOSHA) is to provide professional networking and training in safety, health and environmental practices."

Having been a member of NOSHA for several years, I can speak to the networking opportunities that NOSHA provides. The monthly general membership meeting is a great place to bounce questions and ideas off of other "safety people", and the annual evening social and member appreciation picnic provide a relaxed environment where we can unwind and get to know each other as people.

NOSHA provides training at the monthly meetings as well, typically a 30-minute presentation by a local/regional safety professional on a different topic each month. We also reach beyond our general membership on a yearly basis by providing a free safety conference to anyone in the area who wishes to attend. This is a half-day event usually featuring one speaker who can provide training to a broad audience.

Beyond these regularly scheduled events, NOSHA can also be a resource for our members and the community for onsite training. We have a number of people among the general membership who are experienced trainers and subject matter experts. If we cannot find someone within our group to provide your training, we can certainly refer you to someone who can.

If you or your company are looking for a trainer to come onsite to provide safety training to your employees, feel free to reach out to us at at any time. We will do our best to find someone that meets your needs.

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