CMHDS Promotes Health & Safety to West Coast Logistics Community

CMHDS Expands NAOSH Week Involvement and Becomes NAOSH Week 2010 Supporter – The Canadian Material Handling & Distribution Society (CMHDS) is pleased to announce that it is expanding its emphasis on occupational health and safety through becoming an official NAOSH Week Supporter for the NAOSH Week 2010 campaign. CMHDS has previously supported NAOSH Week (branded in B.C. as ‘Safety and Health Week in B.C.’) and workplace safety through its annual BC Championship Forklift Rally (, which is held in conjunction with NAOSH Week. This year will mark the 13th Annual Forklift Rally, with plans actively underway to add a new elite championship for competitors from BC, Washington and Oregon. Some CMHDS member companies, including Versacold and EV Logistics, already actively participate in NAOSH week, and have found it to be extremely valuable in promoting workplace safety in their operations.

As outlined at the website, NAOSH Week presents an excellent opportunity to focus, reinforce and strengthen commitment to occupational safety and health. Participation and involvement in NAOSH Week has been shown to: improve attitudes towards safety, increase understanding of the importance of occupational health & safety, foster a safety-minded culture, increase cooperation, raise awareness, as well as assist in team building, and improve communication between employees, safety committees and safety professionals.

CMHDS encourages all member companies to participate in NAOSH Week 2010 and keep us up to date with your successes.

For more information contact Rick LeBlanc at 604 999-2567, or email to