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Not the Cost of Doing Business: Deterrence and Denunciation Considerations Mean Individuals and Organizations can Face Serious Consequences for Workplace Safety Violations

In 2021, there were 1,081 work-related fatalities in Canada. The construction industry had the highest number of fatalities, 212. According to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada, workers in the construction industry submitted 28,721 claims for lost time due to injury. Serious injuries and fatalities are devastating for workers and their families. They also place employers at risk of liability.

As published in the NRCA’s Northern Construction Connection March 2023 Newsletter, and VICA’s e-New.

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