Twenty-two Canadians died as a result of the listeriosis crisis caused by Maple Leaf Foods in Toronto.
Occupational Health and Safety
OPSEU continues to have serious reservations about an ongoing review of Ontario's workplace health and safety system.
'Employers are earning 2010 dollars and paying 1980s prices for workers’ compensation coverage.' - OPSEU.
Members of the NSGEU/NUPGE Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Committee met with Hon. Marilyn More, the Minister of Labour and the Environment on April 28, following the National Day of Mourning ceremony held at the Nova Scotia Legislature.
NUPGE is calling for legislation that requires health and safety training for youth before they enter the workforce.
Newfoundland Workers Health and Safety launches a trivia game show!
As of March 31, 2010 14- and 15-year-olds will be required to complete a young worker safety course and obtain a certificate of completion.
The senseless death of a 23-year-old construction worker in England shows the importance of keeping untrained and unqualified workers away from heavy duty equipment.
'Additional inspectors will help reduce the number of hazards in workplaces and, hopefully, decrease the number of Manitobans getting injured at work.'
Study concludes that universality 'reduces influenza illness attack rates, morbidity and mortality at reasonable cost' to taxpayers.