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International Day of Mourning a reminder to keep employees healthy and safe

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 2:25 PM | By Miriam Anbar

Years ago, employees used to take on safety-sensitive jobs such as mining or railroad work knowing that there was a risk to their health or safety and assuming the risks inherent with that occupation. In recent years there has been a shift in both mentality and legislation in terms of safety on the job in Canada.

In 1992, 26 miners were killed in an underground explosion at the Westray Mine in Plymouth, N.S. A public inquiry was held to determine the cause of the explosion and...