No matter whether you are a construction worker, a short order cook, or a paralegal, you have the right to practice your chosen profession in an environment that is safe and will not cause you physical or mental harm.
The federal and provincial government has regulations in place to help ensure worker wellbeing, but you can enhance that safety on your own by showing some personal initiative. You can do this by taking courses and earning a Health & Safety Certificate. This demonstrates that you have acquired the knowledge needed to help make your workplace a safe place for yourself and your fellow employees.
A certification in joint health & safety demonstrates that you have ambition and seek to improve both yourself and the environment in which you work. The benefits can be substantial. Workplace injuries reduce productivity and dispirit employees, causing them to be reluctant to continue working there. Some might even quit.
It would be a shame to lose prime talent simply because necessary steps were not taken to create a workplace where everyone can function with confidence. You do your best work in an environment where you can concentrate on the task at hand without worrying about distractions. A safe workplace is a happy one that produces quality work.
Have you considered getting health and safety certification? Need more information? Go online to find out the regulations and testing procedures in your province and sign up! These skills are transferrable—you will use them at your current job and ones that you will hold in future. You may even find that this knowledge comes in handy for helping to make your own home a safer place to be. Both you and your loved ones will benefit from your ambition and knowledge.