Health and Safety—Views From the Top is a series of executive action briefings produced by The Conference Board of Canada’s Health and Safety Leadership Centre, whose objective is to promote health and safety in Canadian organizations and to build senior leadership engagement.
This issue delves into the unique health and safety risks at Niagara Casinos. It presents some of the creative and successful measures the organization has taken to reduce those risks. In the briefing, Maria Graham—Niagara Casinos’ Vice-President of Human Resources—discusses the challenges that she and her organization face, and she describes a number of initiatives and approaches that have been developed to reduce workplace injuries. Some of the initiatives have been highly successful: for example, repetitive strain injuries have declined by 50 per cent over a five-year period.