Too many injured workers

Too many injured workers When I recently passed the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board building, the "injuries count" was at 51. I am shocked that so many workers had been injured in what was then less than 17 regular working days this y

When I recently passed the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board building, the “injuries count” was at 51. I am shocked that so many workers had been injured in what was then less than 17 regular working days this year.

We are not keeping one another safe at work.

Workers: get trained, wear the proper equipment, follow safety procedures and protect each other.

Employers: make sure your employees are appropriately trained, that they follow procedures and that they use the safety equipment you provide.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Let’s bend the trend.

Sidney Maddison

Whitehorse

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