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Workplace Safety Week - April 22 to 26, 2013

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has designated April 25 to April 29 as its 8th Annual Workplace Safety Week. Students from grades 8 to 12, teachers, support staff, parents and community partners (employers, labour representatives, government safety partners) have been invited to participate in a variety of activities that increase awareness of safety in the workplace.

We know that many of you have children who will be pursuing employment for the first time this spring, be it part-time or full-time in the summer. Some students will be considering Cooperative Education in grades 11 and 12, which allows them to earn high school credits in the workplace. This summer, some of our grade 8 students will begin their community service hours, a requirement for high school graduation. As a school board we want to ensure that our grade 8 students are volunteering safely.

Three major initiatives have been organized for Workplace Safety Week: