Zero is the only number (Editor’s Notes)

When it comes to safety, an ounce of prevention is worth way more than a pound of cure – something underscored at the Canada's Safest Employers awards
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2012

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That Ben Franklin quote was what kept running through my head at the Canada’s Safest Employers Award gala, held last month in Toronto.

The second annual event, put on by Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine — a sister publication to Canadian HR Reporter — recognized exemplary practices in health and safety. (For more information, see article 16421 or visit

It was impossible not to walk away from the event buzzing about the proactive work employers and individuals are doing to ensure the safety of workers. Everyone I talked to in its wake was fired up about health and safety, and how critical it is to ensure jobs are done in a safe manner so everyone gets to go home at the end of the day.