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As Canada's working population ages—according to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, in 2011 about 41 per cent of the workforce was between 45 and 64 years of age—it becomes increasingly important to invest in assets that bring productivity and efficiency to fruition: employees.
With baby boomers aging fast, experts say occupational health and safety standards must adapt to accommodate this imminently aging workforce.
When the dangers and risks associated with travelling for business get mentioned, several recent situations come to mind. The eruption of Iceland's Mount Eyjafjallajökull and the ash cloud it sent across Europe; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; or Hurricane Sandy that hit New York all added complexity and a layer of risk for employees travelling on business.
Illness, potential terrorist action, civil unrest and cancelled flights can also present challenges to businesses. Perhaps more than ever, organizations and their employees must consider the risks that those travelling on business face on the road.
Here are strategies, technologies and resources that can mitigate those risks and offer travellers a safer, more productive experience.
Labour Minister Lisa Raitt met with members of the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) on Jan. 7, to discuss challenges facing the country's welding industry.
The meeting featured a roundtable that reviewed issues such as worker mobility, creating a national welding education program to address the shortage of welders, and the skills and knowledge gap within the government.