Prevention is, without a doubt, one of the keys to reducing work-related injuries and diseases and creating healthy work environments. It is also one of the main objectives of the Canada Labour Code. Part II of the Code is intended to prevent occupational injuries and diseases in any workplace under federal jurisdiction.

Prevention means identifying dangers and eliminating risks and/or minimizing them as much as possible. It is, however, clear that prevention of injuries and diseases requires close cooperation between employers and their employees. Prevention is everybody's business.

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