Workplace Safety

5412 words 22 pages
TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1 1.1 Background 1 1.2 Workplace Safety Defined 1

2.0 DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS 2 2.1 Workplace Injury Statistics 2 2.2 Types of Safety Training 6 2.3 Negative Association with Training 10 2.4 Positive Association with Training 12

3.0 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 14 3.1Why safety training in a workplace is a necessity? 14

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 1 Types of injury 5 2 List of hazards of a job 6
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According to Statistics Canada in 2007, Workplace injuries were reported in well over half a million Canadian Workers. An estimated 630,000 Canadians – nearly three-quarters of them men and nearly three-quarters employed in blue-collar occupations – sustained at least one non-fatal activity-limiting injury at work in 2003, according to a new study. The study, published today in Health Reports, used data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey to analyze on-the-job injuries and examine the relationships between such injuries and various aspects of an individual's work and personal life. The survey estimated that about 460,000 men, or 5% of the male workforce, had suffered an on-the-job injury, compared with 170,000 women, or 2% of the female workforce. This amounted to an overall workplace injury rate of 4%. Workplace injuries represented a substantial share of all injuries. Among employed adults who experienced at least one activity-limiting injury in 2003, 28% said their most serious injury (serious enough to limit their normal activities) occurred at work. Blue-collar jobs are more risky than white-collar this not surprisingly, injuries were more common in "blue-collar" jobs than they were in "white-collar" jobs. Nearly 1 worker in 10 (9%) in trades, transport and equipment operation sustained an on-the-job injury. This was more than four times the rate of 2% among people employed in white-collar occupations, such as business, finance, administration, education

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