Workplace Health and Safety
Each year, over one million work-related injuries are reported in Canada. In 2010, there were 14.7 cases of work-related injuries per 1000 employed Canadians. What can you do to stay safe and healthy at work?
Are you at risk of injury?
Many people get hurt working at jobs that don't seem dangerous. There are many gradual or unexpected ways to damage your muscles, bones, or skin.
Invisible health hazards
Just because you can't see it or feel it doesn't mean it can't hurt you. The air you breathe, the sounds you hear and even your interactions with other people can harm your health.
When an injury happens
In spite of efforts at prevention, work-related injuries sometimes happen. When one does, don't just "get back to work" - take care of it right away.
Keep your workplace safe
Whether you work in a shop, an office, or outdoors, you have rights and responsibilities to ensure that your workplace environment is safe.