Any conversation about good jobs must include a conversation about the health and welfare of workers. Workplace safety has always been a strong determinant of decent work. Simply put, a good job is a safe job.
Whether it is safeguarding workers from physical injury on the factory floor or training them to properly handle hazardous materials, health and safety rules, regulations and enforcement are vital parts of Canada’s labour relations system. Yet, despite all the progress made on legislative, educational and awareness fronts, Canada still witnesses hundreds of workplace fatalities each year, as well as hundreds of thousands of work-related injuries.
Check out: Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada website
Check out: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website