February 23, 2015: Temporary Foreign Workers and other newcomers to Manitoba are some of the province’s most vulnerable workers when it comes to health and safety. Many of these workers are employed in meat processing plants in Manitoba.
In a new project funded by the Workers Compensation Board’s Research Workplace Innovation Program, the Occupational Health Centre and UFCW Training Centre will form a partnership to deliver a Train the Trainer Program for workers in the Westman region’s food processing industry.
Fifteen newcomer workers from five cultural groups will be trained in health and safety. These 15 trainers will go on to provide much needed health and safety training in multiple languages for Temporary Foreign Workers and other newcomer workers in the Westman region’s food processing industry.
The project will run out of the UFCW Training Centre in Brandon.
For more information about the project, contact Karen Hamilton with the Occupational Health Centre at 204-926-7905 email: firstname.lastname@example.org