WHAT IS MINERVA SAFETY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION?
Minerva is a not for profit corporation dedicated to improving business effectiveness and reducing injuries through Safety Management Education. Minerva's vision is that tomorrow's leaders will strive for excellence in Occupational Health and Safety as an essential component of their corporate management .We target tomorrow's leaders by encouraging colleges and universities to embed safety management education into the Core Curricula of business and engineering programs. Minerva Canada is also extending itself to health care teaching institutions to promote more health and safety education into their curriculum.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
The need for Minerva is clear. Each year thousands of workers are injured on the job and the human and economic costs are compelling. At any given time 8 to 12% of the workforce is incapacitated because of lost time injuries. Billions of dollars are lost in benefit payments, health care expenses, and reduced productivity.
Research has consistently shown that effective and productive organizations have a CEO and Senior Team who understand the benefits of Safety, Health and Environmental Management and are committed to it. Safety Management Education is a cornerstone of leading corporations.
At Minerva we target future leaders through their Colleges and University education. Safety Management Education is the right way to go, and the right thing to do.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR 2014 ENGINEERING STUDENT JAMES HAM SAFE DESIGN AWARD
Undergraduate engineering students attending a Canadian university during the 2013-2014 academic year are encouraged to enter the Minerva James Ham Safe Design Competition. First prize is $3500 with a second prize of $1500. More information on the competition can be found by clicking the Safety Awards page of the Minerva website.
Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2014 if you or your team are interested to participate in this competition.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR 2014 LEARNING FORUMS BEING HOSTED BY DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, and the UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Engineering Professors are invited to attend the 2014 Minerva Learning Forums being held at the University of Waterloo (April 23), University of Ottawa (June 19) and Dalhousie University (date TBA). More information on Learning Forums, the 2013 Forums and their agenda can be found by clicking Summer Institutes.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2013-2014 ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS
In 2013, Minerva has once again succeeded in getting its message and teaching materials out to Canadian engineering, business students and professors. We invite you to visit our website and learn more about Minerva’s activities and programs: