Plan to attend Toronto’s Injured Workers’ Day event to show your support and gain access to an special screening of an award-winning film about the perils of precarious work.
Injured Workers’ Day
Queen’s Park, Toronto
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
11:30 am: Free pizza lunch
12:00 pm: Rally and march
2:00 pm: Film screening & panel discussion
(Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil Street)
This film, entitled A Day’s Work
, highlights how the $100 billion (US) temporary staffing industry is putting millions of American workers at risk
The film focuses on the August, 2012 death of Day Davis. Just 21 years old, Day was killed 90 minutes into his first shift
—crushed by a machine. According to published reports, the company failed to train temporary employees on using locks and tags to prevent the accidental start-up of machines and to ensure its own employees used procedures to lock or tag out machines.
Precarious workers here in Canada, including those employed as temps, face equally alarming and preventable risks. Many lack even basic training
. A 2009 survey found that 70 per cent of precarious workers in Ontario did not receive health and safety training. The same survey reported that fear of raising health and safety issues or reporting a compensation claim would negatively affect their future employment.
A more recent report by the Poverty & Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO) research group
, found nearly one in four precarious workers said reporting a health and safety or other employment concern would threaten their employment. They were also twice as likely to report poorer mental health
as workers with stable jobs.
The special screening of A Day’s Work
has been organized in advance of the Canadian premiere scheduled for 7:00 pm. on June 1, 2016 at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
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As Ontario’s legally designated
training centre specializing in occupational health and safety, the WHSC offers programs
to help workplaces meet and exceed minimum training obligations and much more
for all workplace parties. Examples include health and safety awareness, WHMIS, working at heights and JHSC certification.
We also offer a wide range of resources
to further support workplace efforts to achieve prevention.
To learn more:
and ask to speak to a training services representative