Andrew Pugachev, Occupational Health & Safety instructor, Herzing College Winnipeg
In 2017, almost 1000 Canadians died on the job. That's an increase of 46 people from the previous year. And 23 of those workers were very young—between the ages of 15-24 (Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada)
Earlier this year, the CBC reported that these numbers don't even come close to reflecting the true extent of work-related deaths in Canada.
The CBC cites a new study called Work-related Deaths in Canada, which reveals those stats from the Worker's Compensation Boards only include approved compensation claims.
The study authors estimate the "true number of workplace deaths are 10 times greater than official numbers."
So, what are we doing to reduce these fatalities, and other job-related illnesses and injuries?
Enter Andrew Pugachev: expert in workplace safety, and instructor for Herzing's Occupational Health and Safety Officer program.