News briefs (Jan. 14, 2002)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/30/2002

ALTA. GETS X-TREME ABOUT SAFETY

Edmonton — In an effort to promote safe work practices among young workers, the Alberta government has produced a new X-treme Safety handbook and poster. “Workers under 25 years of age are 17 per cent more likely to be injured and X-treme Safety speaks directly to them about the hazards they are likely to face,” said Clint Dunford, Human Resources and Employment Minister. The handbook includes a list of questions young people should ask employers about safety in the workplace as well as tips for how to refuse unsafe work. The handbook is available online at www.alis.gov.ab.ca.

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