Thursday 19 February 2015

"Asbestos is Canada's top source of workplace death"

Asbestos is not completely banned, and it seems to be a common misconception that it has been. Let's get rid of this stuff.

Here is the opening paragraph to The Globe and Mail's article "Asbestos revealed as Canada’s top cause of workplace death".  Link to the full article below.

"Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada, accounting for more than a third of total workplace death claims approved last year and nearly a third since 1996, new national data obtained by The Globe and Mail show. The 368 death claims last year alone represent a higher number than fatalities from highway accidents, fires and chemical exposures combined."
-The Globe and Mail 

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