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May 11, 2023

Employers mandated to mitigate risk in workplace

Workplace safety not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase work quality and productivity, and raise employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business. In fact, if health and safety risks are not addressed, there can be immediate consequences that go beyond employee safety such as legal action, imprisonment, and fines. In ‘How Employers Can Mitigate Risk In The Workplace,’ Wendy Irwin, health and safety consultant at BrightHR Canada, discusses the most common health and safety risks in the workplace and employers’ obligations in preventing and addressing them. The article is available here on the Home Improvement Retailing website. 

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