Engaging workers in health & safety | Reducing violence in the workplace

May 18, 2023
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

In this edition of Health and Safety Enews, learn more about engaging workers in health and safety. Ensuring your workers are represented and engaged contributes to a healthier and safer workplace. Have a conversation about safety with your team, build on their input, and make sure they feel heard.

  • Keeping young workers healthy and safe on the job Talking to young workers about health and safety in the workplace — and providing proper training and orientation — helps to keep everyone safe in the workplace. Young workers should know how to talk to their supervisor if something feels unsafe.
  • Planning work around high-voltage equipment? “Plan for 10.” Work near high-voltage electrical equipment or conductors must be carefully planned and carried out to prevent worker contact with electricity. Stay 10 feet (3 metres) from high-voltage lines.
  • Reducing violence in the workplace Violence incidents in the workplace have increased 25 percent in the last 5 years. 

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