Lessons Learned: What We Can Take Away From Aurora

It’s happened again, and it’s no less devastating each and every time. On February 15, 2019, a mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois (roughly an hour from Chicago) left six people dead, including the shooter. Among those killed were a human resources manager, an HR intern in his first day on the job, a plant manager, a union chairman, and a stockroom attendant.
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World Day Safety And Health At Work

How To Help Keep Young Workers Safe In The Workplace

April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year’s theme is the safety and health of young workers, and the end of child labour. As spring approaches, many Canadian teens and young adults are searching for summer or part-time jobs. Such jobs help our youth gain the skills, experience, and independence they need to transition into adulthood. But these workers - ages 15 to 24 - are more vulnerable than adults to the occupational health and safety risks that result in injury, illness, and even death.
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Charlottetown, PEI

Efficiency can’t trump safety

Candace Carnahan gave an inspiring speech in Charlottetown This week, I was fortunate enough to be invited to Charlottetown in order to give a presentation at the WCB Workplace Health & Safety Conference. Hopefully, people found my presentation on marijuana…

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