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Workplace safety winners awarded $1M

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Five people received $1,000,000 from the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) for research and projects devoted to workplace safety.

Two previous recipients shared the results of their completed projects.

Larry Stratton, a nurse at the Health Sciences Centre, discussed his project of reducing violence among aggressive mental health patients and the staff members who take care of them.

Dr. Robin Millar, Executive Director for the Centre for Education and Work, showed a snippet of a video she helped put together on encouraging immigrants to report workplace injuries.

Nick Turner, one of the 2012 recipients and professor at the Asper School of Business, began his project of creating safety-related knowledge by allowing retired labour workers to pass on their experiences to their young counterparts.

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