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