WINNIPEG — A new association has been created to reduce workplace injuries and illness in Manitoba’s manufacturing industry.
Made Safe will promote a stronger culture of safety in the manufacturing sector, while making it easier for workers and employers to implement relevant safety and health practices.
“The development of Made Safe means that many more workers and businesses will have access to training and services that will make their workplaces safer,” said Jamie Hall, chief operating officer of SAFE Work Manitoba.
“This is our hope for all industries in our province. SAFE Work Manitoba is here to help any industry that wants to form a safety association.”
Hall says the development of Made Safe will open up access to more training and services available to making workplaces safer.
Each year, about 6,000 people become injured or ill while working in Manitoba’s manufacturing sector, which makes up 18 percent of the WCB’s assessed payroll.