Sept. 27: Research Group Says Province Underreports Workplace Injuries
A report from the Parkland Institute, a University of Alberta research group, says the government is underreporting workplace injuries by only noting injuries that result in lost or reduced work. But the Institute says the actual number of people who get hurt on the job is about 10X higher. It argued that these numbers would be lower if Alberta required businesses to have JHSCs like other Canadian jurisdictions. Alberta Human Services disputes these claims and said it doesn’t believe that forcing businesses to set up JHSCs would reduce workplace injuries.