Archive | Nov, 2010
As a Training Director for a Peterborough, Ontario-based company, HRS Group Inc., I have access to information concerning health and safety from all parts of Canada. As a member of the C.S.S.E. (Canadian Society of Safety Engineering) we are constantly inundated about the many accidents in the workplace all across Canada, any subsequent fines or jail time, and any possible corrective action applied to ensure the accident(s) do not have a recurrence.
I must make my views known concerning a horrible accident from a Rona lumber yard in St. Albert, near Edmonton, Alberta. In August 2008, two teenage boys, one 17 and the other, Mitchell Tanner, just 16 years of age, noticed a large forklift in the yard, and decided to take it for a joyride. Mitchell was thrown off and killed. Neither teenager had a forklift record of training. The lack of proper supervision was very apparent.