The goal of every organization should be to eliminate any and all workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Workers should enter into their workplace knowing that their organization does everything it can to eliminate the hazards that may cause harm, and no workplace is exempt. Health and safety risks are present, no matter the type of workplace. It is the unfortunate reality that hazards pose risks to workers each and every day.
But should workplace health and safety be a widespread concern for the average Canadian business? Let’s look at some occupational health and safety statistics:
These statistics are alarming. Although Canada has many legislative safeguards in place to encourage and promote safe workplaces, we still have a way to go to eliminate the hazards that cause work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths.
So what can you do to protect the health and safety of workers at your organization?
Sources: Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC): http://awcbc.orgCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: http://www.ccohs.oshanswers/safety_haz/falls.htmlGovernment of Ontario: https://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2016/06/ontario-preventing-falls-hazards-at-workplaces.html
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