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Every employer has a duty to ensure its work environment does not hurt the chances of advancement for workers who are suffering a mental illness, according to Michael Landsberg, speaking at the Partners in Prevention conference in Mississauga, Ont.
May 01, 2015 • Category: Psychological Safety Stories
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Every single person is a safety leader: Keynote Jeff “Odie” Espenship, a former United States Air Force fighter pilot, opened the Western Conference on Safety in Vancouver with a powerful personal story, reminding the 750 delegates that every single one of them is a leader.
Friday, 24 April 2015 09:18
Fewer workers were injured on the job in 2014, and four of the five largest industries in the province saw improvements in their injury rate.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:41
Landscape of safety in B.C. changed dramatically over past 20 years Employers, labour and health and safety professionals in British Columbia should be proud of their accomplishments in health and safety that have taken place over the past 20 years, delegates heard at the Western Conference on Safety.
Monday, 20 April 2015 20:37
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    Written by Jeffrey R. Smith
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