How many security companies & clients are refusing to allow their Jail Guards to wear protective vests?This decision out of Ontario may help you in your PPE argument.
Jail Guards Allowed to Wear Protective Vests
Jail guards returned to work at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre after being allowed to wear protective vests. The dispute between the union and government arose from an incident in August when guards searching for a piece of missing metal in the facility refused to go inside until they were allowed to wear protective vests. Now, guards in every institution across Ontario may wear their protective vests at any time during the course of their duties.
This information applies to the security industry -
Aug. 29: Calls for Criminal Charges for Serious Safety Violators
Family members of the victims of workplace incidents and the BC Federation of Labour met with the province’s justice and labour ministers about what the union describes as lax enforcement of Criminal Code provisions as to negligent employers, i.e., C-45. The union suggested that the police be brought in to investigate any incident in which a worker isseriously injured or killed and be properly trained to investigate OHS violations.
This is my response to this CBC story:
I've just watched the piece on the fellow in the wheel
chair and Genesis security guards, entitled "excessive use of force by
private security guards".
There's enough in this 30 second video to know the 3 guards have
detained the fellow and he wasn't going anywhere. I don't care how many
disparaging words the security guards heard there was no reason for
them to respond in kind or use force.
In the world of OHS, mobile apps are increasingly becoming another tool in the workplace health and safety toolbox.
I seem to be thinking a lot about Mr. Bajwa, the security guard that was recently so savagely beaten.
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- I think about the utter lack of education security workers receive about their rights under Health & Safety Laws.
- I think about how little training exist for supervisor and their Health & Safety responsibilities.
As Mr. Bajwa recovers from his injuries, think about the condition he was working under and why/
This is the Canadian contract security guard industry.
Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King writes:...
The Law of
Competing Standards is doubtless a part of the general Law of Competition,
under which the cheaper of two commodities gains in competition a preference
over the dearer. What Gresham discovered was an important sequence of the Law
of Competition as applied to coinage; namely, the disappearance, in the course
of time, of the superior metals.
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While he's protecting you, are you protecting him?
This fellow represents a significant demographic in the security guard industry and he's a new worker. Well you hired him
and you're paying him a wage that places him in the "working poor"
category. He's a new immigrant, a father, husband, loved one, the least
you can do is protect him.
He's often maligned as under-educated and yet he may have a graduate degree in civil engineering. He has an accent and some consider him unintelligible, and yet, he may have a better grasp of English than you.
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RESPONSE TO WORKSAFEBC DISCUSSION PAPERTITLE Policy Regarding An Employer’s Obligations Towards Other Workers
Pursuant to Section 115(1)(a)(ii) of theWorkers
Compensation Act (“Act”)
Submitted by:Jim FostonThe Foston Group SafeWork Consulting Inc.
andSusan KehoePlainspeak Communications Inc.
115(1)(a)(ii) of theActrequires employers to ensure the health and
safety of not only their own workers but also other workers at a workplace at
which that employer’s work is being carried out.