Excerpt from the OH&S Canada magazine

A British Columbia work camp was shut down amid allegations of unsafe work conditions and employment standards violations.

On July 21, 2010, a group of workers publicly alleged that they had been mistreated by their employer, Khaira Enterprises Ltd., while working at the company’s silviculture camp near Golden, British Columbia, says a spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour in Victoria. “The conditions they described include a lack of proper sanitation and clean drinking water, inadequate food and shelter and unpaid wages,” the spokesperson says.