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Resource ID: #22932
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corp. - CBC
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Date: 04/23/2006; 04/24/2006; 04/25/2006; 04/26/2006; 04/28/2006; 04/29/2006

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While workplace insurance boards across Canada claimed workplaces are safer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigated workplace safety. They found that "the number of workplace deaths had increased by about 7 percent from 1993 to 2004." In addition, coroners' suggestions on making workplaces safer for workers have largely been ignored, and are "not shared from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in a manner that would help make their workplaces safer." The investigation also found that health care and social services workers were in more danger than others, "anywhere from six to 12 times more likely to file claims related to violence on the job, mainly from patients." This is higher than even the rate for police and security.

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