Sawmill employee short-sighted about safety glasses

Worker angrily refuses to wear mandatory safety gear

Hector Torres’ failure to wear safety glasses was short-sighted, arbitrator Mark J. Brown recently ruled.

Terminal Forest Products suspended Torres on Sept. 5, 2013, for five days when he failed to wear safety glasses while on the job. Torres was working as a trim operator at the employer’s Mainland Sawmills location in Richmond, B.C., when the incident occurred.

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