Employee awareness lacking when it comes to carcinogens

Data sheets unknown or unclear, training uneven: Study
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2012

They’re often invisible and it’s hard to see the immediate effects, but carcinogens can fill many a workplace, particularly in certain industries.

However, workers may not be aware of the possible dangers and effects, according to a Canadian study of 25 employees at three unionized workplaces.

In sitting down to speak with workers and health and safety officers at companies where workers are more prone to be exposed to carcinogens, researchers found many people lacked sufficient knowledge.