Sawmill employee short-sighted about safety glassesWorker angrily refuses to wear mandatory safety gear06/16/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/16/2014 Hector Torres’ failure to wear safety glasses was short-sighted, arbitrator Mark J. Brown recently ruled. Terminal Forest Products suspended Torres on Sept. 5, 2013, for five days when he failed to wear safety glasses while on the job. Torres was working as a trim operator at the employer’s Mainland Sawmills location in Richmond, B.C., when the incident occurred. On Sept. 3, 2013, charge hand Efren Ocampo observed Torres working on the trim table without safety glasses. Ocampo approached Torres and asked him to put his safety glasses on, as required by the company’s safety policy. Torres reportedly refused. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.