Canada has made huge strides in keeping workers safe, but there is still work to do to reach our shared goal of zero workplace accidents, particularly in risky industries like steel. Ontario is currently working on revised labour laws, and big firms are taking the lead in protecting workers throughout their supply chains through providing training, audits, and using compliance tools.
Protecting people who work with or for your company is the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense. Every year workplace injuries cost the Canadian economy $19 billion, that is worth more than the steel industry itself. Cognibox recently started implementing a comprehensive contractor management solution at the world’s biggest steel producer Arcelor Mittal in Hamilton to help them improve safety.