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Workers continue to pay high price for exercising OHS rights, study Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study.
Employer reprisals against workers attempting to exercise their health and safety rights remains a top concern according to a new, soon-to-be published study. Despite a few improvements to the complaints process some eight years ago, workers are still being fired illegally for exercising health and safety rights, rarely do they get their jobs back, and rarer still do employers suffer legal consequences. "What we heard is a pretty strong indication the system designed to protect workers who advocate for safer, healthier work is broken,” says Andy King, McMaster University-based researcher...
Regulated working at heights training works and needed: studies
Special Report Two recently released Ontario studies demonstrate why mandatory, standardized working at heights training is so critical to worker well-being. One study undertaken by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) conducted an evaluation of the impact the province's working at heights training standard had on workers and their work sites. A second and earlier probe prepared by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) for the Chief Prevention Officer undertook root cause analysis of worker deaths from falls from heights. Significant results from WAH training standard The IWH evaluation consisted...

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