Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Under-staffing, long hours of work and health: The Don Jail

Document type Report
Author Lewchuk, Wayne
Date 2003 March
Pages 62 pages


This assessment was prepared for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. It examines the conditions of work at the Don Jail. I was asked by the union whether under-staffing and the resulting levels of overtime represented a health risk and to offer recommendations, if any, arising out of my assessment. The assessment provides evidence in support of the union's claim that long hours of work represent a potential health risk to the staff of the Don Jail.