SAFETY

23% SAFER: The Union Safety Effect – Info Sheet

OCS has prepared this quick info sheet to help our industry share the positive results of this research with our partners, clients and stakeholders.  This study reveals that Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry is 23% SAFER when compared to non-union contractors.  Creating safe and healthy workplaces is a core value of the unionized construction industry and this ground-breaking, scientific research confirms that union values and practices generate better health & safety outcomes.

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) participated with the OCS to study the Union Safety Effect in construction – to determine if (and to what degree) the unionized construction industry is safer than the non-union industry. The study examined worker compensation data from Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for close to 45,000 construction firms and 1.5 million construction workers, reporting for the period from 2006 to 2012.

To read the full report on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine website click here

The Union Safety Effect – Key Findings – Infographic

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) partnered with OCS to scientifically address the question of a union safety effect in Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry. This ground-breaking, independent research is based on WSIB data from 45,000 companies and 1.5 million workers and concludes that the unionized construction industry is 23% safer (in terms of injuries requiring time off work) than non-union contractors. This peer-reviewed research study was published by the Journal of Environment and Occupation Health in September 2015.

To read the full report on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine website click here