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Rehabilitation and Return to Work jurisdictional comparisons updated

The following rehabilitation and return to work tables have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015: Rehabilitation – Links to Legislation, Policy and Additional Info Summary of Rehabilitation Services by Jurisdiction Rehiring Worker and Duty to Accommodate For additional infor
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New OH&S Regulations in Northwest Territories

On June 1, 2015, new Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Regulations will come into effect in the Northwest Territories. The revised regulations will become law in Nunavut later in 2015. One major enhancement is increased support for an Internal Responsibility System (IRS), whic
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National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2015

On April 28, please take a moment to remember those injured, killed, or afflicted with an occupational illness while on the job. See National Day of Mourning for history; links to Day of Mourning events across the country; and previous years’ campaigns.
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Ontario to examine changing nature of modern workplace

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is launching public consultations regarding the changing nature of the modern workplace, including: The increase in non-standard working relationships, such as temporary jobs, part-time work and self-employment; The rising prominence of the service sector;
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Manitoba WCB Research and Workplace Innovation Program 2015 Call for Applications

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is now accepting applications for funding under the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP). RWIP promotes and funds scientific research, workplace innovation, training and education projects and knowledge transfer related to prevent
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Assessment-related jurisdictional comparisons updated – 2015

The following assessment-related tables have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015: Key Assessment Rate Information Process and Method of Assessment / Collection of Assessment Assessment / Premium Rates: Average Assessment Rates Per $100 Payroll, 1985 – 2015 Assessment Rate Tables
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New Federal Regulations for Handling Hazardous Materials

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) has now been implemented in Canada under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). GHS is a standardized, internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals that is being adopte
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BC proposes legislation to protect workers with enhanced OH&S enforcement and safety compliance

The proposed revisions aim to: enhance penalties to negligent employers; provide new safety enforcement tools; strengthen specialized expertise at the board level; and address timely employer investigations. See the Province of British Columbia’s news release at: New legislation impro
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Job Posting – WCB Manitoba – Certification & Prevention Incentive Specialist

Summary: The Certification & Prevention Incentive Specialist serves as a provincial leader in safety certification and is responsible for the overall development, implementation, promotion, and audit of the certification and prevention incentive programs. The incumbent sets standa
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Job Posting – WCB Manitoba – Prevention Consultant

Summary: The Prevention Consultant is responsible for developing, delivering and promoting injury prevention services to safety associations, workplaces, and other external stakeholders with the goal of positively impacting workplace injury, illness, and fatality rates. Closing date:
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