Unions rap safety campaign

A labour group is giving Alberta's video campaign aimed at reducing injuries among young workers the thumbs down.

The $850,000 campaign features six graphic videos of young workers getting hurt on the job, including a grocery clerk cutting off his fingers in a slicing machine.

The Alberta Federation of Labour says the videos send the message that workers are solely responsible for such injuries. President Gil McGowan says the videos should also emphasize that managers must ensure employees are properly trained and supervised.

Edmonton Sun Online, Thurs Oct 30 2008

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