Happy May Day: "McGuinty Government Confronts Violence In The Workplace"

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Happy May Day: "McGuinty Government Confronts Violence In The Workplace"

http://news.ontario.ca/mol/en/2009/12/new-protections-for-people-at-work...

New legislation will help further protect workers from violence and harassment in workplaces.

The new protections will require employers to:

  • Develop and communicate workplace violence and harassment prevention policies and programs to workers
  • Assess the risks of workplace violence, and take reasonable precautions to protect workers from possible domestic violence in the workplace.
  • Allow workers to remove themselves from harmful situations if they have reason to believe that they are at risk of imminent danger due to workplace violence ...

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Jim Woods, a national representative for the Canadian Auto Workers, said preliminary figures show there were 479 workplace deaths in Ontario last year - almost double the number in 1998.

"That is not progress - that's shameful," Woods said. "We're going in the wrong direction."

Will the McGuinty regime be doing anything to reverse this appalling and shocking trend?

 

Workplace Fatalities on the rise in Ontario and in the rest of Canada

 

 

Fidel

[url=http://www.ontariotenants.ca/electricity/articles/2003/ts703h17.phtml]Re... Lewis Wheelan[/url]. BRASCAN got away with providing him a pittance in compensation when Lewis worked for one of their scabby line clearing contractors, those rotten bastards. And then the fouled up electrical power grid in Ontario during Tory rule cost young Lewis his life.