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Sep 24

September 24, 2014

Reflection on Worker Safety: Paul Chislett

It’s all too common after the death of a worker to read a human interest story about workers and their lives. It’s important to know something behind the names of those killed in industrial accidents and Carolyn Thompson did a great job humanizing Phuong Thang, the worker killed. As the relevant authorities investigate the accident and the family lays Phuong to rest and grieves, we must realize that a health and safety culture in the workplace does not happen in…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2012

Dec. 4 2012: Temp agency workers falling through the cracks

Thanks to John Arnold of the Workers Health and Safety Centre for sending along this article. Temp agency workers falling through cracks in OHS system The complex employment relationship between temporary agency workers, temp agencies and client employers creates loopholes and incentives that may leave low-wage temp agency workers more vulnerable to workplace injuries, says new research from the Institute for Work & Health.  Stephen, a construction site manager, is forthcoming about his use of temporary agency workers. “I’ll hire…

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