Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Decline in Workplace Deaths may not be caused by Safety

Alberta's workplace death toll may have decreased last year, but some are saying its due to the recession.

The Albertan government claims workplace deaths have dropped from 166 in 2008 to 110 in 2009 due to tougher government regulations. While its easy for the government to put these figures out, others have noticed that the employment rate has dropped in some of the more dangerous industries.

Its easy to argue for both sides, but both are probably contributing factors to the decrease in workplace deaths.

To find out more about Alberta's health and safety debate here.

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