Aiming to promote more safety for those who are returning to work after an injury, the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be launching the Prevention Link program, build to create healthier workplaces in the province. The program will utilize updated data to comprehend in which areas they should focus their efforts to achieve better results for workers.
In Ontario, there are about 5,3 million people working in 16 different industries. Every year, thousands of those are injured or even dead because of work-related accidents or diseases. In 2015, 229,000 registered claims because of work-related injuries, and this is only the number of people that, in fact, were compensated. Sadly, the number of people who have been injured are even higher.
Prevention Link counts with the support of Ontario’s Ministry of Labour Prevention Office and has been improved to represent its focus: to enhance primary and secondary prevention of workplace injury and illness with the help of volunteers that included in their daily work routine. They also aim to prevent new injuries at work after recovering from the previous one.
Even with this kind of prevention program, accidents are unpredictable and, unfortunately, can happen at any time. If you or a loved one is injured in a work-related accident in Brampton, Mississauga or Toronto, call us, at Kalsi & Associates, for a free consultation. With an experienced team of personal injury lawyers, we will do our best to help you get fairly compensated for your injury. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.