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OPSEU conducts workplace safety radio campaign
The Toronto-based Ontario Public Service Employees Union has begun a radio advertising campaign intended to raise awareness of workplace safety. The one-week campaign is running on approximately 65 radio stations in the province. The effort is timed to coincide with a national day of mourning on April 28 to commemorate workers who have died or suffered injury or illness while working.
"Workers new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during the first month on the job than more experienced workers," said Warren Thomas, president of the union. "Employers across Ontario need to ensure that all workers come home safe and sound every day. With so many young people working at precarious jobs, we've seen many dangerous situations in workplaces. It is very important for young workers to know their health and safety rights from day one on the job."