With heightened scrutiny over workplaces and increased penalties for workplace incidents causing injuries—or worse, death—employers must ensure they understand their obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. One of the fundamental obligations is to prepare workplace safety and health policies and procedures and to train employees and supervisors on them. But where to start?
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Since 1994 The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization which promotes a strong public education system in Canada, has spearheaded the Take Our Kids to Work ("TOKTW") program, which is now a Canada-wide program with more than 200,000 Grade 9 (or equivalent) students and over 75,000 employers taking part in 2011. The 2012 TOKTW Day is scheduled for November 7, 2012.