MySafeWork launches “Courageous” campaign to save students’ lives

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Today, 3 Canadians will die on the job. Thousands more will be severely injured.

Students and other vulnerable workers are most at risk because they are uninformed of their rights and unprepared to ask employers the right questions.

On April 28th, MySafeWork is holding a free live-streamed event called “Courageous.”

“Our goal is to equip Canadian students with the knowledge and boldness to stand up for their rights and oppose unsafe work,” the organization said in a statement.

Courageous is a 60-minute presentation, featuring inspirational stories, practical advice from Canada’s most prominent business leaders, and a special message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The event will be hosted by the star of HGTV’s Leave it to Bryan, Bryan Baeumler.

“Workplace safety isn’t a topic that students often think about, but it’s an issue that can change your life in an instant,” says Rob Ellis, MySafeWork’s founder and president. “Young Canadians have the power to change the way we think about workplace safety. We want a new generation of workers to stand up and say: enough is enough — even one workplace injury is too many.”

The Courageous live-stream begins at 9:00am EST on April 28th, and will be filmed in front of a live studio audience from Zoomer Studios in Liberty Village.

Courageous will be available to watch anytime at www.youtube.com/MySafeWork starting at 10:00am EST on April 28th.

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