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December 11, 2019

Actsafe launches Entertainment in Safety AwardsCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

The impact of significant changes to provincial legislation on farm and ranch employers in AlbertaLexology, UK

December 10, 2019

Ask An Expert – Safe Work ManitobaCTV News, MB

December 9, 2019

B.C. worker advocates key in return to work programs: ExpertJournal of Commerce, ON

December 8, 2019

B.C. aims for better patient care by increasing safety of health-care workersCBC News, BC

With injuries on the rise, new B.C. agency looks to keep health care workers safeCTV News, BC

December 7, 2019

Bill 26 brings changes to farmers and ranchersCochrane Today, AB

December 5, 2019

A motor vehicle as a medical expenseBartier Perry, AUS

‘It took a tragedy to create this': But union supports recommendations in report on deadly sawmill explosionsCBC News, BC

December 4, 2019

B.C. sawmill explosions report calls for more investigative independenceVancouver Sun, BC

More change needed to make workplaces psychologically safe: Joti SamraRegina Leader-Post, SK

Promise Made, Promise Kept: UCP Sends NDP’s Controversial Farm and Ranch Bill 6 Out to PastureLexology, UK

First Circuit Narrowly Preserves Workers’ Compensation Suit Against CanadaLaw.com, NY

December 3, 2019

Calmed-down cattle handling tagged for farm safetyManitoba Co-operator, MB

TINA COMEAU: ‘Easy? No. Easier? I’m not sure’ – reflecting on another lobster season start - Yarmouth County Vanguard, NS

WorkSafe BC issues order after Burnaby film set failed to report crashVancouver Sun, BC

How to know if you’re being bullied at work — and what you can do to prove itCBC News, PE

December 2, 2019

Government, WCB announce workplace fatalities and serious injuries strategyCKRM, MB

P.E.I. tribunal rejects workplace bullying finding, rules man’s death caused by work stressCBC News, PE

WorkSafeBC changes called for after B.C. sawmill explosionsTerrace Standard, BC

B.C. sawmill explosions report calls for more investigative independencePrince George Citizen, BC

November 29, 2019

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission release assessment rates for 2020My Yellowknife Now, NT/NU

Advocates call for B.C. to regulate asbestos removal industryJournal of Commerce, ON

City spends $4.8M a year on workers’ comp. Safety director to address ‘high injury rate’The News Tribune, WA

November 28, 2019

Fistful of bills: Tories set stage for WCB changesWinnipeg Free Press, MB

Opinion: Bill 22 risks security and independence of WCB fundEdmonton Journal, AB

November 27, 2019

Manitoba increases safety violation penalty up to $1 millionCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

November 26, 2019

CSL Receives IBJ ‘Safety in Bulk Handling’ AwardCSL Ships, QC

Kellen Winslow Sr. files workers’ compensation claim, citing brain injuryESPN, CA

November 25, 2019

Canada’s largest commercial lobster season kicks off Tuesday with Nova Scotia’s dumping dayGlobal News, NS

Weather delays opening of lobster season in southwest N.S. by a dayThe Chronicle Herald, NS

November 23, 2019

Labour groups call for licence to remove asbestosCity News 1130, BC

Farm Freedom And Safety Act Introduced To Protect FarmersStrathmore Now, AB

November 22, 2019

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Reaction to Farm Freedom and Safety ActHigh River Online, AB

Reality dawns for TV companies after workers’ compensation caseThe Age, AUS

November 21, 2019

Alberta slashes number of farms that must provide insurance coverage for employeesThe Globe and Mail, ON

Alberta overhauls workplace rules for farmsHR Reporter, ON

November 19, 2019

Workplaces making millions of Australian workers mentally unwell, new research suggestsNews.com, AUS

November 18, 2019

Investigative journalist drives change in logging truck safetyTerrace Standard, BC

November 17, 2019

Bo Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa suffered the same injury. Unfortunately, one wasn’t a pro.Washington Post, DC

November 14, 2019

New manufacturing, processing safety council launching in N.L. – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

Evelyn V. McGill named President of IAIABC – WorkersCompensation.com, FL

November 13, 2019

Yorkton Fire Chief pleased by expanded WCB coverageYorkton This Week, SK

Housekeeper diagnosed with PTSD after alleged work camp assault wins compensationCBC News, AB

November 12, 2019

Government expands workers compensation coverage for firefightersMoose Jaw Today, SK

Saskatchewan firefighters to get workers compensation for more illnessesNational Post, SK

November 10, 2019

US firefighters are burning out as climate change fans the flamesBusiness Day, SA

November 08, 2019

Workplace Safety North wins Canada Award for ExcellenceWorkplace Safety North, ON

WCB P.E.I. launches app for health and safety informationCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

November 7, 2019

P.E.I. Workers Comp Board proposes dropping vape coverage for patientsThe Growth Op, ON

Education and prevention key to avoiding worksite hearing lossJournal of Commerce, ON

November 6, 2019

Cannabis vaporizers being dropped by P.E.I.’s Workers Compensation BoardCBC News, PE

Outaouais town in mourning after mayor dies in farm accidentCBC News, QC

November 5, 2019

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board conducting public engagement on modernizing the Workers’ Compensation ActWhat’s Up Yukon, YK

Tomorrow is Take Our Kids to Work DayCTV News Winnipeg, MB

Court finds corporate director personally liable for worker’s comp injury claimCanadian Underwriter, ON

November 4, 2019

Measuring success in workers’ compensationProperty Casualty 360, NY

PTSD Compensation for First Responders without Associated Physical Injury Revisited by Ohio Legislature in New House BillNational Law Review, IL

November 3, 2019

Mobile app provides workplace safety information to IslandersCBC News, PE

Farmworkers fell ill after alleged pesticide exposure. ‘It’s going to keep happening’Times-News, ID

November 2, 2019

New changes to P.E.I. workplace harassment regulationsThe Guardian, PE

November 1, 2019

Attorneys: Illinois likely to follow California, introduce stricter rules for independent contractorsCook County Record, IL

October 31, 2019

Ex-workers at Newfoundland shipyard raise concern workers’ compensation claims being ignoredGlobal News, NL

October 30, 2019

Nuclear workers remembered, saluted at annual event in North AugustaAiken Standard, SC

October 29, 2019

Questions raised after worker falls from scaffolding outside Edmonton’s Stantec TowerGlobal News, AB

8th Annual Worksafe workshopYorkton, SK

Workers’ comp judge Roush files suit against insurance commissionerCharleston Gazette-Mail, VA

October 28, 2019

Cannabis Legalization One Year InYour Workplace, ON

October 26 2019

First responders struggle with PTSD caused by the emergencies, deaths, tragedies they face every dayThe Washington Post, DC

October 25 2019

Long trial set for construction firm charged with criminal negligence in B.C. man’s deathCBC News, BC

Ohio WCB provides injured workers with easy drug-disposal kitsWTOV9 TV, OH

Firefighters try to extinguish flames of dissent on workers’ compensation coverage for PTSDFox TV 8, OH

October 24, 2019

WorkSafeNB Announces 9.4 Per Cent Assessment Rate Reduction For BusinessesHuddle Today, NB

New house rules: landmark ruling could trigger other workers’ compensation claims from reality TV starsThe Conversation, AUS

October 23, 2019

Psychological safety part of amended occupational health actCBC News, PE

Mental health issues impacting trucking industryTruck News, BC

October 22, 2019

The Turn Around: $15B Deficit to Surplus in 7 Years at WSIB (podcast)LumiQ, ON

Measuring Success in Workers’ CompInsurance Thought Leadership, CA

Tribunal finds reality TV ‘villain’ owed workers comp for psychological traumaThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

October 21, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Is About to Be TransformedBrink News, CA

October 18 2019

Loophole Allows Insurance Companies To Deny 911 Operators Workers’ Compensation For TraumaCBS News, CO

Ohio to provide free drug disposal kits to injured workers who have Bureau of Worker’s Compensation claimsWFMJ TV, OH

Town may have to cover injured police officer’s marijuanaInsurance Journal, NY

Smoking caused lung problems, not 11 days on worksite: CourtInsurance Journal, NY

Fatalities Still High Among Sanitation WorkersLawyers.com, PA

October 17, 2019

Nova Scotia making WCB coverage mandatory for volunteer fire departmentsCBC News, NS

High-profile B.C. Mountie with PTSD says support system is ‘broken’ and ‘in crisis’CBC News, BC

October 15, 2019

New character joins trucking-safety iconsTruck News, NS

October 13, 2019

California’s AB5 has carriers rethinking vendor relationshipsFreightWaves, CA

October 11, 2019

WSIB Rate Increases Frozen for Non-profit groups in Sault Ste. MarieSault Online, ON

October 10, 2019

Bureau Of Workers Compensation Offering Grants To Improve School SecurityWOSU Radio, OH

October 9, 2019

Two P.E.I. youths recognized for safety excellence in the workplaceThe Guardian, PE

October 8, 2019

New P.E.I. campaign to reduce accidents in the construction industryJournal Pioneer, PE

Study indicates work-related fatalities much higher than officially reportedDaily Commercial News, ON

Building Trades calls for national health, safety strategyDaily Commercial News, ON

October 7, 2019

Beyond the ban: experts say more needed to tackle ongoing asbestos problemRegina Leader Post, SK

Slow harvest and mental health a concern for Alberta farmersGlobal News, AB

October 5, 2019

Canadian Investigators Blame Studio for ‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt DeathScience Fiction, CA

October 3, 2019

Iqaluit hunters seek safety in technology amidst changing ice conditionsNunatsiaq News, NU

Production failures contributed to stuntwoman’s death on ‘Deadpool’ set: reportCKOM, SK

October 2, 2019

WorkSafeBC says studio filming Deadpool 2 committed several safety violationsThe Globe and Mail, ON

October 1, 2019

P.E.I. safety officials to check on workers at construction sitesCBC News, PE

WorkSafeNB provides lifesaving crew overboard drillsCBC News, NB

Uber, Lyft, and fleets of independent contractors will hurt B.C. labour protections, B.C. Fed warnsThe Georgia Straight, BC

September 30, 2019

Template for anti-bullying policy among measures to achieve ‘zero harassment’ in Sask. municipalitiesCBC News, SK

September 24, 2019

WSIB Audits Identify Driver Inc. Companies Evading Their ObligationsThe Trucking Network, ON

Alberta ag minister says he got the message on workplace safety lawsAlberta Farm Express, AB

Policy prevents CBD use by city employeesAnna Marina Island Sun, FL

September 17, 2019

Hidden asbestos: Hundreds of homes in Peterborough, Ont., suspected of containing toxic material from GE plantCBC News, ON

September 16, 2019

Emily Wilkinson named 2019 Merit Saskatchewan safety championJournal of Commerce, ON

September 13, 2019

Relief coming to employers after stretch of higher WorkSafeNB premiumsCBC News, NB

September 11, 2019

Sask. Federation of Labour renews calls for better workplace safety protectionsThe Star Phoenix, SK

California passes landmark bill that threatens to upend companies like Uber and Lyft – CNBC, CA

Fired gun range employees who claimed respiratory injuries under workman’s comp withdraw their casePennsylvania Record, PA

September 10, 2019

‘Pretty impressive guy': Former head of Workers Compensation Board diesCBC News, MB

Ontario union calls for universal coverage to address 1.7 million uninsured workersrabble.ca, ON

September 9, 2019

After challenge, Volusia covers heart transplant for former jail workerDaytona Beach News-Journal, FL

September 4, 2019

Ontario injured worker advocates take discrimination concerns to United NationsToronto Star, ON

California could lead charge on cumulative trauma claims law: PanelBusiness Insurance, CA

Settlement for man who accused four companies of poisoning him with methyl bromide pesticidesPennsylvania Record, PA

August 31, 2019

Seat belt requirement a double bogey, B.C. golf industry saysVictoria News, BC

Letter to the Editor: Proposed legislation change would profoundly hurt tourisme-know.ca, BC

August 29, 2019

Exoskeletons: five manufacturing applicationsManufacturing Automation, ON

August 28, 2019

Massey rallies around injured firefighter and his familyThe Sudbury Star, ON

August 27, 2019

Asbestos exposure leading cause of work-related deaths in SaskatchewanGlobal News, SK

Farm consultations wind downMountain View Gazette, AB

August 26, 2019

WSIB alerts employers of upcoming rate changesDaily Commercial News, ON

WorkCover Queensland looks to knock out silicosisSafe to Work, AUS

Insurer not responsible for Workers’ Comp claim due to overdose death – Insurance Journal, NJ

August 25, 2019

Safety Leadership: Understand brain functions to understand mistakesSafety + Health, IL

August 23, 2019

P.E.I. firefighter to be honoured nationally 18 years after his deathCBC News, PE

August 21, 2019

Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rulesCoast Mountain News, BC

August 20, 2019

Cover-ups, lies ‘a systemic cancer’ in world of oilpatch health and safety breaches: whistleblowersGlobal News, AB

August 19, 2019

Appealing a workers’ compensation decision in N.L.? It may take a year to get a hearingCBC News, NL

Marijuana, exclusive remedy challenges persist in 2019: NCCIBusiness Insurance, NJ

August 16, 2019

Safety inspection blitz coming to all underground Mines in OntarioCBC Radio, ON

August 15, 2019

WorkSafeNB CEO wants employers, workers to reach out moreCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

Convenience store fined after confrontation with Worksafe B.C. officerInfoNews Kelowna, BC

Measures to reduce workers’ compensation claim delays need targets, say opposition MLAsThe Chronicle Herald, NS

Dozens of employer groups abandon workers compensation review, claiming bias toward unionsCBC News, BC

Food and beverage industry starting to address the mental health elephant in the roomGlobe and Mail, ON

August 14, 2019

Employer groups drop out of WorkSafeBC review in protestThe Northern Review, BC

Workers’ compensation board looks to reduce delays for clientsCBC News, NS

August 13, 2019

Alberta farmers, workers weigh in as safety laws are rewrittenCBC News, AB

August 12, 2019

Employees in this app-happy industry deliver challenges for workers’ compInsurance Business, CA

August 9, 2019

Vermilion producers weigh in on Bill 6 repeal and replacementMy Lloydminster Now, AB

Ohio FD awarded grant for protective hoods and glovesFire Chief, OH

The cannabis conundrum: What are workers’ rights?Benefit News, NY

August 8, 2019

Digital Transformation Awards 2019 – winner WSIB speeds up processing of claims by 90%IT Business, Canada

Digital Transformation Awards 2019 – Large Public Sector finalistsIT Business, Canada

Town of Widows: Workers and widows in Peterborough, Ont., fight a conspiracy of silence to tell their storyCBC Docs, ON

August 6, 2019

Province brings farm and safety consultations to BrooksThe Bulletin, AB

August 2, 2019

John Bartolomeo to receive 2019 OBA Ron Ellis AwardLaw Times, ON

July 31, 2019

31% of restaurants offer health insurance to workers, survey findsRestaurant Dive, DC

Poultry Worker Injuries On The DeclineLawyers.com, PA

No workers’ comp for former Vikings lineman Al Noga, court rulesGrand Forks Herald, ND

July 30, 2019

Producers and their farm workers urged to take workplace safety surveyAlberta Farmer, AB

Court: Graduate students are employees, university must collectively bargainKRCG TV, MI

Blackjewel Miners Block Railroad To Demand Pay From Bankrupt Coal CompanyWFPL FM, OH

July 29, 2019

New farm legislation seeks to be grown from the grassrootsEverything Grande Prairie, AB

July 28, 2019

How To Know When It’s Appropriate To Pursue Compensation for Workplace InjuriesThe Good Men Project, CA

July 26, 2019

Andover pharmacy under AG investigation for opioid pill handlingThe Salem News, MA

July 25, 2019

Shattering the poisoned chalice of workers’ compensationInsurance Business, CO

July 24, 2019

No criminal charges in trench deathsJackson Hole News, WY

July 23, 2019

Suicide of Quebec provincial police officer a reminder of job’s mental tollGlobal News, QC

Farmers have a say on safety regulationsBonnyville Nouvelle, AB

July 22, 2019

Texas Workers Are Dying on the Job at Alarming RatesTexas Observer, TX

Explaining workers compensationProfessional Carwashing & Detailing, OH

July 18, 2019

N.S. outlines plan to spend $1.86 million to bolster safety training for home careCTV News, NS

Local consultation dates set for proposed farm legislationCHAT News Today, AB

July 17, 2019

WorkSafeNB aims to lower rates for automate claims and employersGlobal News

July 13, 2019

Consultations begin online for replacing Alberta’s Bill 6Grainews, AB

July 12, 2019

Ontario injured workers shut out of medical pot coverage – told to take opioids insteadCBC News, ON

Province embarks on farm freedom and safety consultationsLethbridge News, AB

WSIB’s Practice Safe Work campaign will focus on living with workplace injuriesDaily Commercial News, ON

Gig ‘electronically mediated work’ triples: ReportStaffing Industry Analysis, CA

July 9, 2019

These companies are most exposed to California’s gig economy billQuartz, NY

New law could give injured NJ Transit workers legal recourseNorth Jersey, NJ

July 8, 2019

NJ enacts legislation aimed at helping 9-11 first respondersCity News, ON

July 5, 2019

Construction workers laying down their tools for workplace safetyCBC News, NL

July 4, 2019

What you need to know about workers’ compensation in AlbertaAlberta Farmer, AB

The Third Dive: The Death of Rob StewartCBC Docs POV, CAN

July 3, 2019

Advanced heli-rescuers give urgent care to remote workers in Sea-to-Sky regionCBC News, BC

July 2, 2019

Why opioid crisis may be contributing to more injuries for long-term care workersCBC News, NS

June 30, 2019

N.L. regulators watching closely as B.C. requires life jackets on fishing vesselsCBC News, NL

June 28, 2019

Malpeque lobster boat captain refusing to obey order to wear PFDCBC News, PE

The Evolution of Workers’ Compensation with Alan PierceLegal Talk Network, CA

Ohio lawmakers at odds over PTSD coverage for cops, firefightersDayton Daily News, OH

June 27, 2019

Ohio Senate strips PTSD coverage for first responders from Workers’ Comp budgetThe Columbus Dispatch, OH

First responders push state for funding in treating PTSDWBNS TV, OH

Advocates and elected officials celebrate Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices ActAmsterdam News, NY

June 26, 2019

Safety advocates say N.S. needs to be more open about workplace fatalitiesCBC News, NS

Digital at work: Wearables in workers’ compDigital Insurance, NY

June 25, 2019

Montreal firefighters hope to prevent cancer with decontamination measuresCBC News, QC

New safety program to help loggers and reduce workers’ compVermont Biz, VE

June 24, 2019

The impact of social determinants of health on your workforceProperty Casualty 360, NY

June 23, 2019

Business viewpoint: Scooters, rental bikes create new risks for employersTulsa World, OK

June 21, 2019

Freelance model left with serious burns after Vancouver photo shootCTV News Vancouver, BC

Tell WCB what you thinkKelowna Daily Courier, BC

Should PTSD be covered by workers compensation for first responders? Some say noWDTN News, OH

Split verdict on farm workers billHudson Valley 360, NY

June 20, 2019

Safety on the jobCHCH TV, ON

June 19, 2019

The 2019 Top 100 All-stars: WorkSafeBCBC Business, BC

Thirty-Six Workplace Fatalities In NL In 2018VOCM, NL

Chainsaw fashion – how one grad is raising safety standardsKPU, BC

Employer intentional tort suit in fall allowed to proceedBusiness Insurance, NY

New York farm workers win basic labor rights with passage of landmark legislationDaily News, NY

NYS Legislature agrees to grant new protections to farm workers, Cuomo will signNCPR, NY

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell TherapiesTIME, NY

June 18, 2019

The protections gig workers deserveDaily News, NY

Why everyone wants to slam the brakes on this gig workers billCity & State, NY

June 17, 2019

Oxy coverage ends for Ohio workers with chronic painCincinnati, OH

June 12, 2019

Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for WeedVice, NY

Connecticut town bans flip-flops at workCT Post, CT

June 11, 2019

Thousands of Nova Scotians in the lurch when WCB cheques delayedCTV News Atlantic, NS

Injured worker may proceed with suit against CanadaBusiness Insurance, NJ

June 10, 2019

Workers Compensation Board after fishermen to wear PFDsCBC News, PE

How the Workers’ Compensation Industry Is Embracing TelemedicineInsurance Journal, CA

June 8, 2019

Less than 1 percent of U.S. farmworkers belong to a union. Here’s why. - Salon, NY

June 7, 2019

Yukon WCB releases 2018 reportCKRW FM, YK

Cape Breton coal miners have new life in fight for benefitsCBC News, NS

June 5, 2019

Upping workers’ comp payouts only mildly impacts health outcomesHR Dive, DC

Comp insurers ramp up disaster preparedness, responseBusiness Insurance, NJ

June 4, 2019

Ministry of Labour to host public engagement on Workers’ Compensation ReviewEnergetic City, BC

Share your views on workers’ compensation in B.C.e-Know, BC

This Prince George meeting is looking for ideas on worker-centred compensationPrince George Matters, BC

Residents in Kelowna, Kamloops invited to share views on workers’ compensationInfo News, BC

June 2, 2019

World Health Organisation recognises ‘burnout’ from job stressThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

Opioid prescription rates go down, while addiction rates remain highDaily Journal, MS

May 31, 2019

Unprecedented criminal charges laid in B.C. worker’s deathCBC News, BC

Construction company, two others charged over 2009 B.C. worksite deathCTV News, BC

State workers’ compensation office drops coverage for OxycontinNBC News, OH

May 30, 2019

WCB claims by nurses escalating amid rising patient volumes: unionWinnipeg Free Press, MB

No extension for miners’ disability benefitsCape Breton Post, NS

May 29, 2019

Farmers will need 40 hours of training to drive semis starting next year: ProvinceCTV News, SK

Ontario’s construction safety performance sees improvement according to WSIB indexDaily Commercial News, ON

May 28, 2019

AG says workers’ compensation board taking too long to handle filesCBC News, NS

Safety improves with automated barrier doorsCanadian Metalworking, ON

Trial to shed light on status of workers hired to help fight California wildfiresKQED News, CA

May 27, 2019

It’s time to turn down the ear-splitting volume a bit in barsBurnaby Now, BC

Farm Freedom And Safety Act To Be Introduced in Fall SessionHigh River Online, AB

The Cost of Workplace Violence in Self-Storage and Other IndustriesInside Self Storage, AR

May 26, 2019

Safety pays off: County gets $167,000 insurance dividendDL Online, MN

May 25, 2019

‘How did this happen?’ Families who lost loved ones in workplace fatalities want OHS transparencySaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

Workers Compensation Research Institute releases study on effects of pricingCitizen Tribune, TN

May 24, 2019

Saskatchewan mines win awards for safetyLondon Free Press, ON

FIFO Code of Practice – Battle Against Mental IllnessKott Gunning, WA

May 23, 2019

Ontario will review ‘financial oversight’ and ‘claim decisions’ made by WSIBGlobal News, ON

Reductions in Taxes, Regulations in Works for FarmersCochrane Now, AB

Glace Bay MLA and disabled coal miners disagree on Ottawa’s position regarding compensationCape Breton Post, NS

May 22, 2019

Co-op At WorkSafeBC: Discovering My Path In Investment ManagementSFU, BC

Medical marijuana use in workers comp looms: PanelBusiness Insurance, NJ

May 21, 2019

WCB Manitoba distributes $74 million in surplusCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

May 20, 2019

No charges to be laid over Sask. worker suicide after workplace safety investigationCBC News, SK

May 18, 2019

VA Shooting Survivor Feels Victimized by ‘Bizarre’ Federal Workers’ Comp MazeMilitary.com, FL

May 17, 2019

States With Legal Marijuana Show A Decline In Workplace DeathsLawyers.com, NJ

May 16, 2019

Should workers’ comp for teachers cover PTSD?American Thinker, CA

May 15, 2019

Twin Cities nurses stress workplace safety in contract talks with hospitalsStar Tribune, MN

May 14, 2019

The margin of error: Interpreting GP records in the Workers Compensation CommissionLexology, UK

Here’s who’s getting hurt the most while working for local governmentsNews Leader, VA

May 12, 2019

‘We are all human beings': How farm labor rights bill could change NY agricultureAuburn Citizen, NY

May 11, 2019

Proposed farm worker labor law at odds with farm demandsThe Post Star, NY

May 10, 2019

Cutting $16 million from Ontario office that prevents workplace deaths makes ‘no sense,’ advocates sayToronto Star, ON

Trucker who fell asleep at wheel after falsifying logs awarded $80MOverdrive, AL

Judge abused discretion in tossing exclusive remedy defenseBusiness Insurance, NJ

May 8, 2019

Lines ‘blurred’ between longhaul, local drivers with reclassified Workers’ Comp Code, industry expert saysTransport Topics, VA

May 7, 2019

No WorkSafeBC issues found at Abbotsford mill where man hit by 44” sawThe Abbotsford News, BC

House bill would enable workman’s compensation claims after 300-week deadlinePennsylvania Watchdog, PA

Farm workers bill of rights stands best chance of passage in decadesWBFO FM, NY

May 6, 2019

The uncounted: not all work-related deaths tracked by official stats in CanadaRabble.ca, ON

May 5, 2019

It Pays to Be Safe With a Safety Education PaydaySwift Current Online, SK

May 4, 2019

Ouch: Broward deputies are getting banged up during trainingThe Miami Times, FL

May 3, 2019

Employers getting $74M back from Workers Compensation Board after surplusCBC News, MB

Compensation board returning $74M surplus to employersWinnipeg SUN, MB

Uber Eats announces insurance for bike couriers in OntarioCBC News, ON

Chris Kattan claims he broke his neck during SNL sketch in new memoirEntertainment Weekly, CA

Workers’ Compensation as a Vocation?Stephen the Lawyer, AUS

May 2, 2019

N.W.T. and Nunavut have highest 5-year-average injury fatality rate in CanadaCBC News, NT & NU

VIDEO: 11th hour note causes rush to hold Day of Mourning ceremony in Lake CowichanCowichan Valley Citizen, BC

Get a job they said: Province dishes out millions in compensation for youth workersMy Bulkley Lakes Now, BC

City’s first health and safety conference focuses on mental healthTB Newswatch, ON

New washing machine in Redings Mill fire station to help eliminate cancer-causing agentsJoplin Globe, MO

May 1, 2019

Pamela Steer named Canada’s CFO of the YearThe Globe and Mail, ON

April 30, 2019

Labor Department says gig workers aren’t employeesCBS News, NY

April 29, 2019

Two dozen ‘swampers’ a year injured on the job in Fraser ValleyThe Progress, BC

April 28, 2019

Inside the cultural shift in commercial fishing, one of Canada’s deadliest industriesGlobal News, NS

April 26, 2019

Incoming WCB chief refuses to settle for fatality ‘status quo’Regina Leader Post, SK

More work needs to be done to protect workers on the job, Waterloo region labour council saysCBC News, ON

April 25, 2019

Drug Formularies in Workers’ Comp—Good for Injured Workers?Legal Talk Network, CA

Oklahoma court holds damage caps unconstitutionalBusiness Insurance, NJ

April 24, 2019

‘Like a nightmare’: Deer Lake woman raising awareness of workplace safety, grief in memory of Cougar helicopter victimThe Western Star, NL

How Readers Shaped ENR’s Workers’ Compensation FeatureEngineering News-Record, USA

Violence in long-term care facilities ‘normalized’ for workers: StudyCanadian HR Reporter, ON

April 23, 2019

OPINION: No one should die for their jobThe Guardian, PE

Nixon outlines agriculture plansMountainview Gazette, AB

Study: Colorado cannabis industry’s safest month is AprilGreeley Tribune, CO

April 22, 2019

WCB coverage expanded for volunteer firefighters in the provinceBattlefords News-Optimist, SK

What are the top casualty insurance concerns around the world?Insurance Business Canada, ON

Antidepressants linked to longer workers comp claimsBusiness Insurance, NJ

N.J. medical marijuana patients win huge protections from being fired for flunking a drug testNJ.com, NJ

April 21, 2019

Workers’ comp attorney adheres to truest ideals of honesty, ethicsThe Oklahoman, OK

April 19, 2019

Workers comp prescription drug spending down in 2018Business Insurance, NJ

Injured Garbage Truck Driver Hired as ParalegalWaste 360, WA

April 18, 2019

WCB coverage being expanded for Saskatchewan volunteer firefightersGlobal News, SK

April 17, 2019

Changes to workers rules comingWhitehorse Star, YK

Saskatchewan WCB continues to be fully funded to cover future claimsGlobal News, SK

‘It’s a big deal': Workplace-related deaths in N.S. doubled in 2018CBC News, NS

B.C. nurses, 911 operators to get easier access to mental health compensationCBC News, BC

Mismeasure of Safety: Ending Misuse of Workers’ Compensation Experience RatingsEngineering News-Record, MI

April 16, 2019

Asbestos-related deaths driving up workplace fatalities: WCB reportCTV Regina, SK

B.C. extends presumptive PTSD coverage to dispatchers, nurses, health care aidsToronto Star Vancouver, BC

April 14, 2019

Namerind Housing wins WorkSafe Saskatchewan awardOccupational Safety, CAN

April 12, 2019

Injured Cape Breton miners appeal for legislative changes to extend compensation benefitsCape Breton Post, NB

Fewer court options for workplace harassment victims in CanadaBIV, BC

April 11, 2019

B.C. to expand firefighter occupational disease coverage to wildfire fightersThe Province, BC

April 9, 2019

Safe at work? Not in construction or driving a truckCBS News, NY

April 8, 2019

Injury claims on farms rise again in 2018Edmonton Journal, AB

Mental stress injuries in Ontario covered by workers’ compensation, not civil suitsCanadian Employment Law Today, ON

When Working From Home, Trip Over Dog Not a Workers’ Comp InjuryDaily Business Review, FL

Workers’ compensation’s centennial anniversary celebrated in TennesseeJackson Sun, TN

April 4, 2019

Atlantic Entrepreneur Helps Employers Tackle Skyrocketing WorkSafe PremiumsHuddle, NB

Firefighter workers comp presumption bill advances, PTSD off tableBusiness Insurance, NY

April 3, 2019

Saskatchewan Sees Increase in Workplace Injuries & Deaths in 2018Swift Current Online, SK

One Emergency Call Changed This Dispatcher’s Life ForeverCBC Docs, ON

John Oliver Takes A Stand Against WWE’s Treatment Of Their Workers; WWE RespondsET Canada, ON

Canadian provinces restrict use of medical marijuana in workers compBusiness Insurance, NY

April 2, 2019

Canada: Divisional Court: Employees With Mental Stress Injuries Suffered At Work Must Receive Benefits Though Workers’ Compensation; May Not Sue For DamagesSiskinds LLP, ON

April 1, 2019

N.J. firefighter can’t sue prankster colleague for ‘snaps’ injury at station house, court rulesNJ.com, NJ

HBO’s John Oliver encourages chants for Workers’ Compensation at WrestleMania 35 in WWE hit pieceForbes, NY

John Oliver body slams WWE ahead of ‘WrestleMania’Time, NY

March 30, 2019

The Fray: Metzger to hold hearing in Sullivan County on farm workers’ rights billTimes Herald Record, NY

March 29, 2019

Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Cannabis User Upheld by NL CourtCox & Palmer Law, NL

9 Investigates: Politics blocking cancer protections for Florida firefightersWFTV, FL

March 27, 2019

WorkSafeBC releases new trucking safety videos and information sheetsWood Business, ON

Corporate director owes duty of care to injured workers: Alberta Court of AppealThe Lawyers’ Daily, ON

March 26, 2019

Breaking point: assaulted, threatened and abused in Ontario’s long-term care homesCBC News, ON

Nominations accepted for Safety First in Cape Breton Network awards until April 26Cape Breton Post, NS

March 25, 2019

Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union raises alarm on ER overcrowdingCTV News, NS

‘Scott should not have died': Inquest begins into fatal Radiohead stage collapseCBC News, ON

Insurance company sues after plane crash kills Wei Chen, other Sunshine Enterprise leadersCommercial Appeal, TN

Download these two safety posters on carbon dioxide exposure and confined space dangers in craft breweriesCraft Brewing Business, OH

March 24, 2019

NT officials put workers comp in focusNiagara Gazette, NY

March 22, 2019

Taking The Pulse: Nine in 10 Sask. residents want incident reports into workplace fatalities made publicSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

Tribunal upholds WCB’s finding that man’s job at Sask. RM led to his suicideCBC News, SK

Could California reclassify janitors, truck drivers, construction workers as employees?San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Q&A: Mitchell International’s Hatamian Talks Workers’ Comp’s Tech TransformationInsurance Journal, NY

Mining houses challenged to promote safety at work placesLusaka Times, ZAMBIA

March 20, 2019

Study: Construction Injuries Linked to InexperienceUniversity of Tennessee, TN

March 19, 2019

New safety measures for B.C.’s craft brew industryVancouver Sun, BC

Ontario’s chief prevention officer data-drivenCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

Continuing Coverage: Doctors Discuss the Role They Play in Pain Treatment for Injured WorkersBismark News, ND

Law ambiguous on whether comp claim is exempt in bankruptcyBusiness Insurance, NJ

March 18, 2019

Ohio sues pharmacy middleman OptumRx to recover $16 million in overchargesThe Columbus Dispatch, OH

March 17, 2019

Saskatchewan WCB stats show injury rate, deaths on job rise sharply in 2018620 CKRM, SK

March 16, 2019

B.C. woman wins appeal, gets workers’ comp from crash during commuteThe Progress, BC

March 14, 2019

Saskatchewan WCB reports 78 per cent increase in workplace deaths for 2018Global News, SK

‘Devastating for our province’: 48 workplace deaths in Saskatchewan last yearCTV News, SK

Reid Says Bill 6 Changes Good For Farmers And WorkersHigh River Online, AB

State passes bill lifting 25-year statute of repose for occupational disease lawsuitsMadison Record, IL

March 13, 2019

Comp insurers turn to mediation to treat opioid-addicted claimantsBusiness Insurance, NJ

March 12, 2019

Workers’ Comp Covers Medical Marijuana in These 5 Canadian ProvincesCivilized, NB

March 11, 2019

New Brunswick tackles issue of medical cannabis for injured workersCBC News, NB

N.L. not weighing big changes to medical cannabis coverage for injured workersCBC News, NL

How workers compensation is being dragged into the world of medical marijuanaCBC News, NS

Witmer celebrated by OGCA for health and safety commitmentDaily Commercial News, ON

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreportedNews Medical, IL

March 10, 2019

Employer fines still possible after Fernie arena tragedyColumbia Valley Pioneer, BC

March 9, 2019

A call for help: Advocates say first responder suicides are an ‘epidemic’Regina Leader-Post, SK

Island women help design new life jacket with GPS tracking technologyCBC News, PE

March 8, 2019

Texas small businesses dropped workers’ comp in 2018, study showsHouston Chronicle, TX

March 7, 2019

Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Adopts Findings of Workers’ Compensation BoardMcCarthy Tetreault, AB

Bill to eliminate Alaska comp appeals commission introducedBusiness Insurance, NJ

Court: Board wrong to deny workers’ comp for medical potWashington Post, DC

March 5, 2019

Mental Health and the National Basketball AssociationWorkforce, IL

Trial-lawyer bill would lift filing restrictions in asbestos claims; Critic says proposal would create unlimited liabilityMadison Record, IL

Court rules for firefighter in disability caseMinnesota Lawyer, MI

March 4, 2019

Workplace fatalities increase across Canada: AWCBCCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

BCNU welcomes federal NDP support for reduction of workplace violence faced by nursesVoice Online, BC

Tribunal overturns 1993 decision that denied workers’ compensation benefitsThunder Bay News, ON

Telemedicine may provide cost-friendly treatment alternativeBusiness Insurance, NJ

Vision Zero app for zero accidents and healthy workOSHA, EU

March 3, 2019

Workers Compensation Board accepting grant applications in P.E.I.The Guardian, PE

Syncrude wants judge to dismiss lawsuit of former firefighter with PTSDGlobal News, AB

‘Facing the monster’: Spokane firefighter battles PTSDSpokesman, WA

March 2, 2019

A death on the jobCBC News Interactives, BC

March 1, 2019

Halifax firefighters support NDP cancer bill, but labour minister does notCBC News, NS

Cancer bill looks after firefighters, NDP says, as they look after usThe Star, NS

Can’t stress this enough: Companies that take care of workers reap significant benefitsCrains Cleveland, OH

Survey: Colorado employers relaxing marijuana testingThe Gazette, CO

February 28, 2019

Asbestos removal contractor barred from industry by B.C. Supreme Court rulingVancouver Sun, BC

February 27, 2019

Nova Scotia injured workers take longer to recover according to WCB reportThe Chronicle Herald, NS

February 23, 2019

Ohio Worker’s Comp Agency to Switch Painkiller for Injured WorkersWOWK-TV, OH

February 22, 2019

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board sees increase in mental health claimsPA Now, SK

Online repository developed for occupational disease resourcesJournal of Commerce, BC

Industry Voices Op-Ed: Reducing the risk of serious injury within the construction industryJournal of Commerce, BC

February 21, 2019

Mental health claims increase at WCBYorkton This Week, SK

February 20, 2019

WCB mental health claims on the rise in Saskatchewan – Regina Leader Post, SK

PTSD in the Workplace: What must the claimant establish to be entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation Act?Lexology – Canada, UK

Which injured workers are more likely to receive opioid prescriptions? Study takes a lookSafety & Health, IL

Opioid concerns rising as NYS Workers Comp Board makes changesWKBW, NY

Orlando Apollos will start practicing in Georgia because of Florida’s workers compensation lawsOrlando Sentinal, FL

How farmers can improve their mobility to avoid injuryFarmers Weekly, UK

February 19, 2019

WATCH: “I thought I was going to die there and then”That’s Farming, UK

Lab test showing employee pot use admissibleBusiness Insurance, CA

February 18, 2019

NSAIDs Surpass Opioids as Top Drug Class Prescribed in California’s Workers Comp SystemAmerican Journal of Managed Care, NJ

February 16, 2019

HB232 making injured state soldiers eligible for compensationThe Daily Universe, UT

February 15, 2019

How the Opioid Epidemic Impacts Injured WorkersLawyers.com, NJ

Coalmine dust victims want support fundThe West, AUS

February 14, 2019

Harassers beware: Victims — and courts — have figured out best reprisals for your behaviourOttawa Citizen, ON

February 12, 2019

City estimates it will require $10M to satisfy new employment standardsCalgary Herald, AB

Calgary needs $10M to prepare for new NDP workers compensation lawGlobal News, AB

February 8, 2019

Widow of Arizona man murdered on job entitled to comp benefits- Business Insurance, CA

February 3, 2019

Peer support group launched for Ottawa funeral workersOttawa Citizen, ON

Farmers’ mental health improves with Do More Ag106.9 The X, ON

January 31, 2019

Psych hospital fined for failing to control risk of violence: nurses’ union - CTV News, BC

Review of rubber workers’ compensation claims officially launches – Waterloo Region Record, ON

Virginia firefighter cancer bill on hold for more studyWAVY-TV, VA

January 30, 2019

Workers’ health and safety at the heart of discussions between federal, provincial and territorial labour ministersEmployment and Social Development Canada

Local firefighters call on Virginia lawmakers to pass cancer billWAVY-TV, VA

Senator Emmett Hanger Explains His Position on SB 1030Bearing Drift, VA

January 29, 2019

Insurer does not have to defend HIV claims in porn industryBusiness Insurance, CA

January 28, 2019

Be careful prescribing opioids, WorkSafeNB tells doctorsCBC News, NB

Court of appeals takes up workman’s comp case involving deputy killed in crashNews-Press Now, NB

January 26, 2019

350 B.C. first responders to gather and talk about their mental healthAbbotsford News, BC

Employers warned of workers’ comp risks with e-scootersBiz Journal, CO

January 25, 2019

Manitoba government appoints new chair of Medical Review PanelNews Release, MB

Japan revises up workers’ compensation data, economy trend unchangedReuters, JAPAN

Workers’ Comp a Prime Target for Insurance InnovationClaims Journal, CA

Making the workplace a healthy environmentThe Denver Channel, CO

January 24, 2019

Canada Health and Safety in focusThe HR Director, UK

January 23, 2019

Injured Worker Shares Struggles with Opioids and North Dakota’s Workers’ Compensation ProgramBismark News, ND

January 18, 2019

Workers’ Comp Chief Reflects on Her RiseThe Chief, NY

N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board Launches Virtual Hearings InitiativeInsurance Journal, NY

Australian Capital Territory government to start managing compensation claimsCanberra Times, AUS

January 17, 2019

WorkSafeNB claims process preventing injured workers from returning sooner: AG reportCBC News, NB

Court Win For Woman Who Fell From Maccas Roof While On A SmokoTen Daily, AUS

More Employers Are Minding Mental HealthWorkforce, IL

January 16, 2019

With 70% rise in workplace violence in past 10 years, new rules welcome, says WorkplaceNLCBC News, NL

Changing workforce tops comp executives’ concerns: NCCIBusiness Insurance, NY

‘It could have gone further': the true cost of workers’ skin cancerThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

January 15, 2019

Bill would tax wholesale fireworks to give workers’ comp to volunteer firefightersMissoulian, MT

Politics, Greater Employee Focus Among Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2019Claims Journal, CA

January 10, 2019

Worker who fell to his death at Chilliwack job site wasn’t wearing fall protectionThe Progress, BC

Study: Construction workers more likely to die of opioid overdoses than othersWSBTV, MA

Report: Worker safety program cuts employee injuries, saves town moneyNewsday, VA

‘Barista wrist’ is a very real thing: The Surprising Connection Between Lost Time and Your LatteRisk & Insurance, PA

January 9, 2019

Taking the temperature of evolving trends in catastrophic workers’ comp casesInsurance Business, CO

Positive marijuana tests don’t always prevent workers’ comp benefitsNews OK, OK

January 8, 2019

Fallout from opioid epidemic leaves chronic pain patients strugglingUtica Observer-Dispatch, NY

Washington state, Trump administration clash over workers’ compensation law590 KID, WA

January 7, 2019

Korean National Assembly Addresses Workplace Bullying and Harassment through Two New MeasuresThe National Law Review, IL

DIGGING DEEPER: Bill addresses workplace safety concerns raised in ‘Dying on the Job’ reportsWPTA 21, IN

West Baton Rouge teachers learning school shooter prevention: ‘This is a societal need’The Advocate, LA

Federal terrorism backstop reduces California comp exposures: StudyBusiness Insurance, NY

January 6, 2019

Workers’ compensation in UAE rose to Dh60 billion in 2018Gulf News, UAE

January 3, 2019

So long solo shifts: group home workers to no longer work aloneYukon News, YK

January 2, 2019

New coverage in place with P.E.I.’s Workers Compensation Act amendmentsCBC News, PEI

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