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Safety and the self-employed

By Mari-Len De Guzman

Self-employment is on the rise in our country, especiallyamong high-injury occupations like construction, agriculture, andtransportation. In fact, self-employment is the second fastest growingemployment demographic in Canada, with approximately 16 per cent of 17 millionworkers in Canada freelancing for their income.



The problem is that while self-employment is rising, safetyawareness for this group of Canadians is not.

Mari-Len De Guzman

Mari-Len De Guzman is the former editor of Canadian Occupational Safety magazine and www.cos-mag.com.
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