WSIB Introduces #PracticeSafeWork Focusing on Living with Workplace Injuries

July and August may be vacation time for some full-time employees but for students, these months mean summer jobs. With so many new employees, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has launched its #PracticeSafeWork campaign. This Ontario based campaign focuses on potential workplace injuries and how they not only affect you, but others around you as well. Elizabeth Witmer, chair of the WSIB, told the Daily Commercial News, “We do it in the early summer months because it is important to remind young people of the need to be safety conscious on the job.” This years campaign has the return of last year’s wooden models that are used in short, animated videos on the WSIB YouTube chann

Poll Shows Canadians Really Care About Workplace Health and Safety

A recent poll from Angus Reid and commissioned by the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC shows that over ninety percent of working Canadians find workplace health, safety and mental well-being are important when choosing a job. The poll of 1000 working Canadians showed that the workplace health and safety of employees does not have an age or gender bias. The survey shows that slightly more women than men (97% compared to 91%) responded that workplace health and safety is very or somewhat important. Also noted is that 96 percent of those aged 18 to 34 said that workplace health and safety was very or somewhat important compared to 93 percent of those over the age of 35. Angus Reid Workplace

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