Safety extends to employees abroad (Guest commentary)

In wake of first ‘corporate killing’ conviction, employers need to look at safety of workers they send overseas
By Mike Penrose
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2008

For the first time since the Criminal Code of Canada was amended in 2004, a Canadian company has been convicted for criminal negligence causing death. (For more information on the conviction and Canada’s “corporate killing” law, visit,

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