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October 12, 2018

NIOSH Publishes Fact Sheet on Workplace Naloxone ProgramsOHS Online

October 11, 2018

Experts say more safety education needed for workers - CTV

In major shift, the U.S. says it won’t ban Canadian pot workers - Global News

B.C. government to register migrant workers and their employers and recruiters - Vancouver Sun

October 10, 2018

Medical marijuana industry sees boost ahead of legalization — but will it last? - CBC

WestJet bans staff in safety-sensitive jobs from off-duty cannabis use. - Canadian Occupational Safety

Sincerely Stefanie: Preventing Workplace BullyingEHS Today

The biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos: Our love of stone kitchen benchtops is killing workers - ABC

October 09, 2018

Toronto police officers can’t use cannabis within 28 days of working - The Star

High demand: A look into how undocumented foreign workers fill B.C.’s construction jobs - 100 Mile Free Press

“Making the invisible visible” The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opens in Geneva on 10 October 2018. An interview with Rafael Diez de Medina, Director of ILO Statistics, about some of the key issues on the agenda - ILO

Experts express concern about refinery safety in wake of Irving blast - Canadian Occupational Safety

October 08, 2018

Post-traumatic stress disorder rising among British military veterans, study suggests - Telegraph

Elephant leadership in safety can completely silence those who know better from proposing solutions or suggesting alternatives.EHS Today

All In Your Mind: How mindful and meditative practices are gaining mainstream momentum - CBC

Opinion: Small businesses dealing with workers and opioids -

October 05, 2018

A look at four benefits plan models for covering medical marijuanaBenefits Canada

October 04, 2018

Rescue training operation helps agencies work together while raising awareness about workplace mental health - The Telegram

Nova Scotia opens Office of Workplace Mental Health Office to provide services that assist workers accessing mental health and wellness supports - Canadian Occupational Safety

October 03, 2018

Air Canada prohibits cannabis use among staff - HRM Online

Increases to Penalties under WA Occupational Health and Safety Legislation - The National Law Review

Senate passes legislation to fight opioid epidemic - CNN

October 02, 2018

8 keys to developing a successful return to work program - Benefit News

A Culture of Safety Ownership - EHS Today

Overwork linked to higher risks of diabetes in women, not men: Study – Canadian Occupational Safety

October 01, 2018

Supporting healthcare workers’ mental health is good for patient care - The Globe and Mail

The ROI on fostering a psychologically safe workplace - HRM Online

OSHA and DOT Laws—Which Apply to Facility and Operations and When?Occupational Health and Safety

September 28, 2018

The Issue with StressEHS Today

September 27, 2018

Hospital security guards facing increased violence due to meth crisis - Canadian Occupational Safety

Canada Set to Address Workplace Bullying & Harassment - When the Abuser goes to work

September 26, 2018

Work-related cancers: Growing demand for urgent action - The Parliament Magazine

Workers groups cry foul as WSIB celebrates financial milestone - The Star

September 25, 2018

Workplace violence growing in education sector, study finds - Workers Health and Safety Centre

September 24, 2018

Learning to Live With the New Silica Rule - EHS Today

September 21, 2018

New Canadian Medical Association head calls for debate on decriminalizing opioids - CBC

September 20, 2018

WorkSafeBC launches kitchen safety campaign featuring Fairmont Chateau’s Isabel Chung. More than 60 per cent of injury claims in the food-service industry involve kitchen workers.Pique News Magazine

September 19, 2018

Time for B.C. to modernize workplace rights to include gig economy workers - The Province

Why Precarious Work Threatens the Health of Millennials - The Tyee

EAP mental health enquiries have risen by almost a third since 2017 - Employee Benefits

Ombudsman mulls new probe after 3 Ontario police suicides - Canadian Occupational Safety

Flexible work may boost employee performance: report - Human Resource Director

September 18, 2018

‘The crisis is not abating’: Opioids killing more than 11 Canadians daily - The Globe and Mail

Canada, U.S. urged to compromise on cannabis at border - The Star

The realities of workplace violence for emergency nurses - The Hill

SLC 2018 Q&A: The Safety Professional’s Role in Preventing Workplace Bullying - EHS Today

All but one of 10 workers injured in crash between bus and truck out of hospital - OHS Canada

September 17, 2018

Senate passes bipartisan opioid package - CNN

New Brunswick passes workplace violence, harassment legislation - Canadian Occupational Safety

Mental health matters - Truck News

September 15, 2018

You shouldn’t have to risk your life just to have a job - New West Record

September 14, 2018

What Happens When Gig-Economy Workers Become Employees - The Atlantic

Health Canada asked 102 drug manufacturers and distributors to stop marketing opioids, 25 responded - CBC

September 13, 2018

Legal, medical cannabis still posing challenges for employers: Survey - Canadian Occupational Safety

Can you tell if your employees have poor mental health? - Human Resources Director

Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Employee Safety During Hurricane Season - EHS Today

September 12, 2018

Medical marijuana system will continue after legalization, says Health Canada - CBC

September 10, 2018

Fighting sexual harassment helps women rise through ranks: PM - CTV News

Worker Shortage and Opioids Endanger Construction Safety - EHS Today

September 9, 2018

Learning to adapt to the growing gig economy - Plant

September 6, 2018

Amendments to Quebec’s Act Respecting Labour Standards: Employers, please fasten your seat belts - Employment Law Today

September 5, 2018

What’s new in policy? Bill 30 amends the Workers’ Compensation Act and includes a number of new provisions.Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta

September 4, 2018

WCB Nova Scotia releases 2019 employer assessment rates (9/4/18) - Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

The Gig Economy Is Hurting Millennials’ Mental Health: Study - Huffington Post

August 31, 2018

Women in education sector at greater risk of workplace violence But men in health care more likely to have lost-time claims due to assault - Canadian Occupational Safety

August 29, 2018

WorkSafeBC report: Employers failed to protect workers killed in ammonia leakCTV News, Vancouver

Canada: The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation And The Duty To Accommodate - Mondaq

August 24, 2018

Campaign calling on health care workers to report workplace violenceRegina Leaderpost

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August 22, 2018

Hearing-test data reveals steady rise in hearing loss among oil and gas drilling workersVoice, BC

August 21, 2018

Physical violence more common in healthcare facilities than hacking and cyber attacks, survey showsHealthcare Finance News, IL

Fitch Report: Weakened Workers Compensation Results in 2019Insurance Journal, NY

Truck driving rates as most dangerous job, study findsSydney Morning Herald, AUS

August 20, 2018

What does the Alberta NDP’s victory on farm safety mean for its chances in rural areas?National Post, AB

August 16, 2018

One of Alberta’s highest-paid public servants leaving post at WCBEdmonton Journal, AB

Opioids Top the Drug List in California Workers’ Comp Polypharmacy ClaimsCalifornia Workers’ Compensation Institute, CA

August 15, 2018

N.S. family’s lawsuit in workplace death could set precedentCBC News, NS

Massachusetts to explore potential link between opioid deaths and compBusiness Insurance, NY

August 14, 2018

Worker’s Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Car AccidentsFender Bender, MN

August 13, 2018

Riskiest workplaces to get extra safety supportMy Business, AUS

August 6, 2018

Substitute hurt in Texas shootings calls for more trainingLTMonline, TX

Uber driver insurance program not workers comp, but provides similar benefitsBusiness Insurance, NY

National support network needed for police mental health, federation saysCanberra Times, AUS

July 30 2018

P.E.I. employers may soon be required to develop workplace harassment policyThe Guardian, PE

July 28, 2018

Workers comp claims soar in Correction DepartmentNY Post, NY

July 27, 2018

Industry Voices: Workplace safety improves in B.C.Journal of Commerce, BC

July 25, 2018

PTSD awareness lip-sync videos go viralVernon Morning Star, BC

Proposed WorkSafeNB rates could reach highest in CanadaCBC News, NB

Proposal to add workplace harassment to workplace safety legislationCBC News, PEI

Fernie Memorial Arena worker deaths caused by aging equipment failure, poor decisions: reportCBC News, BC

How ‘a couple of Alberta boys’ developed a potentially lifesaving coverall modificationCBC News, AB

Hospital consolidation, Medicare set-asides spur workers’ comp hikes in Florida,, FL

July 23, 2018

Furor gives way to compromise on farm safety rulesAlberta Farmer, AB

Stress a daily companion for transit driversWinnipeg Free Press, MB

Seattle council approves ‘bill of rights’ for domestic workersKOMO News, WA

Employers would be granted some relief from asbestos lawsuits under proposed Pa. lawPenn Record, PA

July 19, 2018

WorkSafeNB rates plummeted before so-called skyrocketing, says ombudCBC News, NB

July 17, 2018

WorkSafeNB task force report submittedGovernment of New Brunswick

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf releases guidelines on prescribing opioids to injured workersThe Morning Call, PA

Colorado denies widow half of late husband’s workers’ compensation due to his marijuana useDenver Post, CO

Stress leave, workers compensation up fourfold for Tasmanian child protection workersABC News, AUS

July 15, 2018

P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board indicates duration for claims downThe Guardian, PE

July 12, 2018

Alta. opposition off base on farm safety legislationThe Western Producer, AB

July 13, 2018

RNC officer on verge of quitting finds ‘dream job’ with mounted unitCBC News, NL

July 11, 2018

Injured Claimant Entitled to Medical Marijuana, Workers’ Comp Judge, NY

July 8, 2018

Farm safety association appoints first executive directorEdmonton Journal, AB

CFL players deserve full care for on-field injuries, not one-year coverageThe Province, BC

Workers Compensation Board announces new grant programThe Guardian, PE

How outdoor workers are staying safe in P.E.I.’s hot weatherCBC News, PE

July 5, 2018

Workplace stress a main cause of mental health issues, study findsGlobe and Mail, ON

Pinnacol’s Cake leverages microservices and AI to bring workers’ comp to small businessDigital Insurance, NY

Offshore training puts people in real-life simulationsCBC News, NL

Falls sending more Canadians to hospital: reportCTV News, ON

Workplace Injuries Due To Falls Spike Across CountryVOCM, NL

July 1, 2018

The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug TestingOHS Online, TX

June 29, 2018

NYC drivers for Uber, other apps to get vision care coverageThe Washington Post, DC

New rules for California workplace injuries, illnessesNorth Bay Business Journal, CA

June 26, 2018

Cache Creek adopts new flood workplace policy after death of Fire Chief Clayton CassidyCBC News, BC

Outgoing Hill staffer calls for workplace culture shift after suicide attemptsCBC News, ON

IHSA and OSWCA issue joint statement on recent workplace fatalitiesDaily Commercial News, ON

June 25, 2018

Late Victoria fire chief remembered for his quiet dedication, leadershipSaanich News, BC

How much should I pay my retiring dad?American Agriculturalist, TX

Burn Pits are the New Agent Orange: The Limited Circle of Concern for Pollution Victims of WarVerdict Justia, CA

June 23, 2018

Civilian contractors, civilian government employees facing difficult situations after burn pit exposureKDH News, TX

June 22, 2018

Proposed Revision of the Workers Compensation ActGovernment of British Columbia, BC

New West pub fined after line cook dies of meat slicer injuryCTV News, BC

California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Exploring Blockchain, Behavioral ScienceInsurance Journal, CA

June 19, 2018

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to start criminal investigation at every workplace where serious injury, death occurCBC News, NL

Usamate explains delay in workers’ compensation casesFiji Times, Fiji

June 18, 2018

WorkCover warns employers not to attend medical appointments for injured workersABC News, AUS

June 16, 2018

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trialBBC News, UK

June 15, 2018

Sleepy workers lead to workplace dangersThe Denver Channel, CO

June 14, 2018

Ontario workplaces are 1.6% safer than last year: WSIBPLANT, ON

The horrific double standard in South Australia’s workers’ compensation lawsIn Daily, AUS

June 13, 2018

Safety on the rise for Ontario construction workers, WSIB reportsOn-Site Mag, ON

Employers seek safeguards against pot-related risks in workplaceCBC News, ON

June 12, 2018

Supreme Court ‘put employers on notice’ they’re responsible for workplace deaths, harassment — even for people who aren’t their employeesThe Star Vancouver, BC

11 years after trooper’s death, Lockport widow seeking 9/11 compensationBuffalo News, NY

June 11, 2018

Lola the Vancouver Fire Trauma Dog Will Help Her Human Colleagues Cope With StressAdvocator, BC

June 10, 2018

Vancouver Fire introducing trauma dog to help members with mental health issuesNews 1130, BC

Injuries during lunch breaks to count as workplace accidentsKorea Herald, KOR

June 8, 2018

California workers’ comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spendingSan Francisco Chronicle, CA

Perth parents keep students home from public school after repeated violent outburstsThe West, AUS

June 6, 2018

Alberta farmers waiting ‘with bated breath’ for new rules covering young hired handsThe Star Calgary, AB

June 5, 2018

PTSD Bill WelcomedCKPG Today, BC

Ohio comp rate reduction program targets safety at small workplacesBusiness Insurance, NY

Workers’ compensation for the birds or the bees, but not bothThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

June 4, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Workers’ Compensation Order Against Site OwnerLexology, BC

Study: Time off, lawyers push Illinois workers compensation costs upIllinois News Network, IL

June 3, 2018

Workplace NL Wants PRIME FeedbackVOCM, NL

May 30, 2018

New WorkSafeNB CEO determined to tackle rising premiums charged to employersCBC News, NB

May 28, 2018

Workplace bullying, harassment targeted in OHS changesEdmonton Journal, AB

May 26, 2018

Staff injuries caused by students up 50 percent this year for Fargo’s public schoolsWDAY 6, ND

May 23, 2018

Cameras could keep road construction crews alive, safety advocate saysCBC News, NL

Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation: Burning Questions That Need AnswersThe Legal Intelligencer, PA

Accidents in Construction industry second to those in mining sectorLusaka Times, Zambia

Bill to raise workers’ compensation capsThe Guam Daily Post, Guam

May 22, 2018

PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation ActJournal Pioneer, PEI

May 21, 2018

Former players say Seahawks foil injury claims filed with stateKing5, WA

Work falls: Employers face on-the-spot fines if safety ignoredThe Riot Act .com, AUS

May 18, 2018

SCC upholds claim of workers compensation against a non-employerCanadian Lawyer Magazine, ON

Supreme Court affirms workers’ compensation board’s authority to impose fine on forestry companyThe Lawyer’s Daily, ON

Blockchain will have major role in aiding comp transactions, expert saysBusiness Insurance, NY

May 17, 2018

‘It’s hard on everybody:’ Port Hood, N.S. mourns fishermen’s deathsCOS-MAG, CDA

May 16, 2018

Medical Marijuana Loses its Appeal – The Skinny on Skinner Part 1Lexology, CDA

Widow’s campaign for justiceFarnham Herald, UK

May 14, 2018

Vancouver Police Department steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safetyCNW, BC

Safety champions to receive awards in SydneyCape Breton Post, NS

After Caviar courier’s death, what about gig workers’ rights?The Inquirer, PA

May 11, 2018

N.S. nurses use TV ads to sound alarm over workplace violenceCTV News, Atlantic

May 10, 2018

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic handCTV News, CDA

May 8, 2018

Can we predict psychological health risks in the workplace? – The Chronical Herald, NS

Safety leaders gather on P.E.I. for annual conference - The Guardian, PE

Province broadens access to mental health services and compensation for first respondersAshcroft Cache Creek Journal, BC

Miss Tennessee to speak on opioid crisis at Tennessee Workers’ Compensation ConferenceHerald Chronical, TN

May 4, 2018

P.E.I. government introduces new PTSD legislation, despite private member’s billThe Guardian, PE

Georgetown County School District buzzing over new droneWPDE News, SC

May 3, 2018

B.C. nurses rally over inclusion in PTSD billTerrace Standard, BC

May 2, 2018

27 Saskatchewan workplace deaths in 2017 ‘unacceptable’: WCBGlobal News, SK

Editorial: Eliminate need for Day of MourningSalmon Arm Observer, BC

A California ruling threatens the gig economyWired, CA

April 28, 2018

N.L.’s lost-time injury rate at all-time low, but hearing loss continues to riseCBC News, NL

April 27, 2018

Marking National Day of MourningBreakfast Television, ON

Baranyai: Workplace training key for safety of newcomersThe London Free Press, ON

Wolf vetoes workers comp prescription drug billThe Morning Call, PA

April 26, 2018

Three years after a trench collapse killed a 55-year-old labourer in Edmonton, a $50,000 donation in his name is bringing changeThe Star, AB

Opinion: Compensate victims of workplace bullyingWinnipeg Free Press, MB

Concern on Tasmanian farms over rising costs for Workers, AUS

Workers injured in production facilities a tale as old as timeSan Francisco Examiner, CA

April 25, 2018

Cannabis policy in high demand for Saskatchewan businessesCBC News, SK

LETTERS: A mother remembers the loss of a son to workplace fatalityManitoulin Expositor, ON

Workers’ Comp System Hit By Opioid CrisisWGCU News, FL

April 24, 2018

Opinion | Harassment and violence should never be part of the jobToronto Star, ON 

NCCI Examines the Impact of Opioids on the Workers Compensation SystemPR Newswire, USA

April 23, 2018

Workers’ compensation, 1918: the beginningsNB Media Co-op, NB

Increased violence at Sask. health-care facilities prompts security reviewRegina Leader-Post, SK

Managing an employee with mental health issues – what you need to knowHuman Resources Director, AUS

Fight against opioids impacts workers’ comp spending, myMatrixx report findsBiz Journals, FL

Fighting the opioid crisis in workers’ compensationBladen Journal, NC

April 21, 2018

N.L. employees may need ‘device break’The Telegram, NL

WCB changes could impact some carriersTruck News, AB

April 20, 2018

Day of mourningCastanet, BC

April 19, 2018

Wearable device logs workforce twists and turnsBusiness Insurance, CA

April 18, 2018

Public servant sacked for criticising refugee policy on Twitter wins workers compensation, AUS

April 17, 2018

Navigating cannabis in the workplaceThe Chronicle Herald, NS

Travelers adds telemedicine as workers’ compensation sector warms up to digital healthMedCity News, USA

April 15, 2018

University of Toronto criticized for poor handling of asbestos issues on campusThe Globe and Mail, ON

April 14, 2018

Workplace safety campaign addresses commercial fishing risksMontreal Gazette, QC

April 12, 2018

Dealing with workplace psychological stress now a bigger priority for WorkplaceNL, CEO tells Corner Brook conferenceThe Western Star, NL

A wise employer doesn’t try to judge whether employee is sickCalgary Herald, AB

Union calls for nurses to be included in workers mental health legislationRevelstoke Review, BC

Union ‘disappointed’ nurses left out of proposed PTSD legislationNews 1130, BC

April 11, 2018

Services and compensation to be made easier for first responders after traumatic incidentsCHEK News, BC

B.C. first responders to get better mental health supportColumbia Valley Pioneer, BC

First responders with PTSD to get more support from VictoriaNews 1130, BC

April 10, 2018

Psychological safety not yet on the radar of most senior leadersThe Chronicle Herald, NS

Dangerous profession: nursing home assistants report three times the injuries of other workersMcKnight’s, OH

April 8, 2018

Fundraiser set up for first respondersCityNews, SK

After The Sirens – CBC Docs POV, CAN

April 6, 2018

Opposition MLA questions why government didn’t act on bill extending PTSD support to workersCBC, PEI

Arland Bruce files concussion-related grievance against CFL and five teamsOttawa Sun, ON

April 5, 2018

Kicked, bit, and hit, Ontario nurses want people to know about the violence they faceCBC News, ON

April 4, 2018

Union says Durham’s response to city workers robbed on the job falls shortHerald Sun, NC

March 29, 2018

New Young Worker Industry Videos Introduce Health and Safety TopicsWorkplace Safety North, ON

Cancer and trauma lead causes of injury and death claims among firefighters: StudyVancouver Sun, BC

Hacking the YukonYukon News, YK

March 28, 2018

Cancer the leading cause of death for Canadian firefighters: studyCTV News, BC

March 27, 2018

Employers report high satisfaction with P.E.I. Workers Compensation BoardJournal Pioneer, PEI

Workplace deaths and injuries dropped in 2017, but there’s a long way to go to Mission: ZeroRegina Leader-Post, SK

WCB in good financial shape as number of injuries decreasePrince Albert Daily Herald, SK

How a Haitian asylum seeker was swept up in a shadowy industry of temp agency workCBC News, QC

If a truck falls on a mechanic, is that “use” of motor vehicle?Canadian Underwriter, ON

March 26, 2018

How Trump Policies Contribute to Dire Scenario for Workers’ CompensationInsurance Journal, NY

March 23, 2018

Violence an increasing cause of injuries to health-care workers in SaskatchewanLeader Post, SK

March 21, 2018

CFLPA files grievance against CFL related to player safety and rehabilitationOHS Canada, ON

March 19, 2018

Legal marijuana will present challenges in the workplace: Regina lawyerLeader Post, SK

March 16, 2018

WorkplaceNL beefs up coverage for people in stressful jobsCBC News, NL

The RNC Welcomes Changes to Workplace NL that Recognizes Mental Health – Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, NL

Injured on the farm? Farm Safety Program wants to knowManitoba Cooperator, MB

End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuitCanadian Underwriter, ON

March 15, 2018

Your letters: WSIB is improving the return-to-work processToronto Star, ON

WorkplaceNL updates policy on work-related traumatic mental health issuesThe Northern Pen, NL

Supreme Court declines to hear Arland Bruce III’s concussion caseSportsnet, BC

March 14, 2018

For gig economy workers in these states, rights are at riskCNN, USA

March 12, 2018

Guns in the workplace: What employers need to knowAnchorage Daily News, AL

March 11, 2018

Confronting workplace violence in SaskatchewanRegina Leader Post, SK

Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital to be investigated for allegations of workplace safety, retaliationAnchorage Daily News, AL

March 10, 2018

How is Hattiesburg making employee safety a top priority and saving taxpayers money?Hattiesburg American, MS

March 9, 2018

Atlantic Canada addressing return to workCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Free career safety education being offered to Sask. youthsRegina Leader Post, SK

March 8, 2018

Workers Compensation Board lays off five managers to ‘improve efficiencies’Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Yukon workers’ compensation website breach affects 270 peopleCBC News North, YK

New Law being called an ‘absolute win’ for first responders battling PTSDFirst Coast News, FL

Road construction crews fed up, protest unsafe work conditionsWSOC TV, NC

The Uberization of the economy is winning because of cucumber farmersMarketWatch, NY

March 7, 2018

How mindfulness improved NB Power’s safety recordGlobe and Mail, ON

Psychoanalyst: Peluso’s life in danger if he has to travel for workers’ compensation caseTSN.CA

Here’s another step that policymakers can take to protect injured workers from opioid addictionPenn Live, PA

March 6, 2018

N.L. employees not protected when reporting hazards: specialistThe Telegram, NL

March 5, 2018

Denver police physical therapist treats officers, saves city millionsKDVR, CO

March 1, 2018

There can be no other goal but zeroPipeline News, SK

February 28, 2018

Companies appeal fines in B.C. sawmill explosions that killed four workersThe Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC

Shipping containers and propane tanks are an explosive mixTimes Colonist, BC

Uber’s comp-style program could feed into worker classification disputeBusiness Insurance, NY

Why the approach to worker health needs to be more holisticGlobe and Mail, ON

February 26, 2018

Experiment that evacuated MUN building sparks new safety measures in engineering labs – CBC News, NL 

February 24, 2018

Ask Dr. Scott: Rigorous hypertension guidelines emergeDaily Republic, CA

February 23, 2018

Baranyai: Platitudes won’t help traumatized respondersLondon Free Press, ON

February 22, 2018

Reused shipping containers’ ‘potential for explosion significant’: WorkSafeBCVancouver SUN, BC

Startup raises $4.5 million to grow technology tailored to workers’ comp industryBiz Journals, FL

Local physical therapist offering state-of-the art job performance testingLancaster Bee, NY

February 21, 2018

Nurse attacked by patient sues state hospitalUnion Leader, NH

Workers’ Comp Bill Could Aid Injured ImmigrantsWUSF News, FL

February 20, 2018

‘Trapped': Edmonton teens recall employer’s abuse at remote worksiteCBC News, AB

N.L. Liberals want to bump up injured workers’ compensationThe Telegram, NL

Amendments Will Increase Income Replacement Rate for Injured Workers in ProvinceService NL & WorkplaceNL

Proclaim PTSD law for workers: Fox demands of P.E.I. governmentThe Guardian, PE

Workplace injuries declining in SaskatchewanGlobal News, SK

Construction workers more likely to die from opioid overdosesBusiness Record, IO

Tanzania: Workers Compensation Fund Starts to ‘Spit FireAll Africa

February 18, 2018

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the jobToronto Star, ON

February 16, 2018

Gonzaga prayer service remembers lives lost on Ocean RangerThe Telegram, NL

February 15, 2018

Inspection blitz results: New and young workers and hours of

Workers’ compensation awarded for injury nine minutes before deathThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

February 14, 2018

Arbitrator says North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence should get her job backCBC News, ON

Safety First Cape Breton seeks nominations for safety awardsCape Breton Post, NS

Union Pacific facing dozen lawsuits alleging cancer-causing substances in workplaceOmaha World-Herald, NB

Remember JordanEnform, AB

February 13, 2018

Alberta Firefighters See New Cancer SupportsOkotoks Online, AB

Workers in Australia’s most dangerous jobs barely paid above nation’s average wageNews .com, AUS

February 12, 2018

Rise in Toronto subway suicides takes a toll on TTC staffGlobe and Mail, ON

Mental health advocates encourage officers to seek help following line of duty deathsKOAA News 5, CO

February 9, 2018

Judge rules GrubHub driver a contractor, urges protection for gig workersThe Mercury News, CA

February 8, 2018

WorkSafeBC releases three-year strategy to reduce serious injuries in the construction sectorConstruction Links, BC

Farm safety consultation extendedRed Deer Advocate, AB

February 7, 2018

Cold? What cold? In a Saskatchewan winter outdoor work just gets donePrince Albert Now, SK

Workers Compensation Board contest encourages students to ‘focus on safety’Journal Pioneer, PE

Sask. widow given compensation after husband’s suicide linked to workplace bullyingGlobal News, SK

Widow wants action after husband’s suicide while working for RMSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

February 6, 2018

Sask. Workers’ Comp. decision attributing suicide to workplace could lead to more claims: profCBC News, SK

February 5, 2018

Sask. rural municipality ordered to pay compensation for suicide of employeeCBC News, SK

Roadside worker deaths have ‘spiked,’ St. Thomas inquiry hearsCBC News, ON

Companies must protect workers in avalanche areas, says WorkSafeBCCBC News, BC

Plant cooperating with WorkSafeBC following fireVernon Morning Star, BC

Compliance with health and safety regulations may not be good enoughCanadian safety Reporter, ON

February 4, 2018

Firefighters focus on clean air, bodies and gear to try to cut cancer riskSan Diego Union Tribune, CA

February 2, 2018

WSIB launches innovation lab at CommunitechCommunitech News, ON

February 1, 2018

Data shows home-care workers often injured – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Supreme Court ‘integrates’ duty to accommodate into Quebec’s injured workers’ legislationThe Lawyer’s Daily, ON

January 30, 2018

Here’s why a worker’s comp reform bill will help fight the opioid crisis | OpinionPenn Live, PA

January 29, 2018

6 dimensions of a positive safety cultureCanadian Occupational Safety, ON

Can data help prevent workplace injuries and death?Journal of Commerce, BC

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher new bill will help breast-cancer survivors get fair workers’ compKUSI News, CA

January 28, 2017

Nova Scotia Health Authority Report Speaks to Growing Workplace Safety CultureWorkers Compensation .com, FL

Trends in … eye protectionSafety & Health Magazine, IL

January 26, 2018

‘They need us right now': New mental-health foundation aims to help struggling farmersCBC News, SK

January 25, 2018

10 workers’ compensation trends to watch in 2018 - Property Casualty 360, NY

January 24, 2018

Trump’s regulatory rollbacks could cut current safety laws and injure workersThe Hill, USA

Dangerous Detention: Treasure Coast mental hospital nurses say hospital too dangerous, no one protects the staffTC Palm, FL

January 23, 2018

New support for firefighters welcome, says chiefMountain View Gazette, ON

Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killedFinancial Post, ON

Monmouth to offer bonuses, free workers’ compDaily Racing Form, NY

January 22, 2018

VIDEO: The 2018 Bentall IV memorialJournal of Commerce, BC

SuperFriend launches employer engagement frameworkFinancial Standard, AUS

January 20, 2018

Workshop offered by Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I.Journal Pioneer, PEI

More support for firefightersLethbridge Herald, AB

January 19, 2018

Female firefighters who develop reproductive cancers to get workers’ compensationCBC News Calgary, AB

January 17, 2018

Data breaches for comp insurers inevitable, preparedness key: ExpertsBusiness Insurance, CA

January 16, 2018

Facing Violence and Assault in Health CareThe Agenda (TVO), ON

Coroner’s jury recommends 7 steps to improve safety of dump truck driversCBC News, NB

CFL wraps up conference on player health and safetyCFL .ca

January 14, 2018

Lawyers and judges’ robes will no longer be worn during South Australia Employment TribunalAdelaide Now, AUS

January 13, 2018

Analyzing Dustin Fowler’s Lawsuit Against the Chicago White SoxSports Illustrated, USA

January 12, 2018

Teen’s preventable death ‘shamed’ Shercom Industries into making safety fixes, says judgeCBC News Saskatoon, SK

Rates are down but leaders are up on workers’ comp changesNews4Jax, FL

January 10, 2018

Ohio imposes strict rule on workers’ back surgery, opioidsStar-Telegram, OH

January 9, 2018

ZUFIAW recognises Workers’ Compensation’s supportDaily Mail, Zambia

January 8, 2017

Bentall construction tragedy remembered as work-related injuries up in 2016 over previous yearVancouver SUN, BC

P.E.I. occupational therapist retiring after more than 40 years of practiceThe Guardian, PEI

Fewer loggers are dying in the Maine woods, but health risks mount as profession grows sedentaryBangor Daily News, MN

January 7, 2018

Road Safety at Work to highlight safety initiative this MarchTruck News, BC

January 6, 2018

It’s The Most Wonderful (And Hazardous) Time Of The YearManufacturing Business Technology, WI

January 5, 2018

Human Resources Questions for Dentists: Can employer drug test even though marijuana is legal?Dentistry IQ, OK

January 4, 2018

Nursing homes brace for workers’ comp rate increaseCentral Penn Business Journal, PA

January 3, 2018

Workplace benefits expanded to include chronic mental stressSudbury .com, ON

Massachusetts high court case considers workers’ compensation for newspaper deliverersMass Live, MA

January 1, 2018

Albertans start new year with new workplace protectionsGlobal News, AB

Report reveals top safety risk for Ontario sawmillCTV Northern Ontario, ON

December 31, 2017

Hawkesbury Race Club ordered to pay more than $120k over workplace bulllyingSydney Morning Herald, AUS

December 29, 2017

Document lists all mines that used McIntyre PowderTimmins Press, ON

Done right, remote-work policies benefit workers, companiesFierce CEO, MA

December 28, 2017

Report: Eric Nystrom suing Predators for medical expensesSportsNet, CAN

North Carolina Proposes Rules for Opioid Use in Workers’ Comp CasesInsurance Journal, NY

December 26, 2017

Gardener compensated for lung cancer due to asbestos in serpentine rockThe Mainichi, Japan

WCFCB lauded for pioneering workers’ compensationDaily Mail, Zambia

December 24, 2017

Chiefs add safety procedures, gear to prevent cancer among firefightersThe Columbus Dispatch, OH

December 23, 2017

New York Examines Workers’ Comp Options for RidersBlood Horse, NY

December 21, 2017

Toxic gas nearly killed this oil worker. His employer never told the provinceToronto Star, ON

State proposes opioid limits for injured workersThe Times News, NC

December 19, 2017

Ontario Health Care Workers Deserve A Workplace Free Of ViolenceHuffington Post, ON

Labor & Industries faces growing list of complaints from farm workers injured on the jobYakima Herald, Japan

December 18, 2017

Black eyes and teeth marks: Graphic photos show injuries to educational assistantsCBC News, NB

Sawmill Execs Say Substance Abuse Is Top Safety RiskThe Working Forest Newspaper, ON

December 17, 2017

Research Response IIIssues, USA

December 16, 2017

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassmentThe Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC

December 15, 2017

Preventing Holiday InjuriesCTV News, BC

WSIB changes policy on pre-existing medical conditionsWindsor Star, ON

WSIB to abolish policy that slashed benefits for thousandsToronto Star, ON

December 14, 2017

Richmond fire captain to get full-honours funeralRichmond News, BC

Legislation overhauling Alberta labour law approved after heated debate on harassmentOttawa Citizen, ON

TEPCO employee wins workers’ compensation for leukemiaThe Asahi Shimbun, Japan

December 13, 2017

Workplace injuries in health care related to insufficient staff levels, unions saySaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

WCB Nova Scotia talks about the future of workplace safetyGlobal News Morning, NS

PTSD workers compensation bill passes 3rd readingCBC News, PEI

December 12, 2017

OHS in the spotlight in entertainment industryCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Average Sask. health region employee took more than 10 sick days last yearCBC News, SK

Montana ranks among the most dangerous states to work in, and officials don’t know whyBillings Gazette, MT

Miss Compensation pageant gifts kids with special needsDaily Mail, Zambia

ANU’s move to self-assess workers’ compensation claims succeedsThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

December 7, 2017

Managing the Pandora’s Box of ComorbiditiesSafety National, USA

December 6, 2017

‘Overwhelming’ – Adding PTSD to Workers Compensation now closer as MLAs share own experienceThe Guardian, PEI

Column: Mechanized-harvesting machines could improve worker safety-Wood Business, ON

Canada: New Laws Aim To Protect Workers In Hostile Work EnvironmentsMondaq, NY

Domestic workers launch campaign as Seattle looks at new rights for nannies and house cleanersThe Seattle Times, WA

December 5, 2017

Ontario evaluating effectiveness of Working at Heights trainingDaily Commercial News, ON

Alberta overhauls workplace safety rulesREMI News, ON

Supreme Court rejects football workers’ comp caseFlorida Politics, FL

December 4, 2017

Wickert: Insurers Seek Reimbursement for High Cost of Opioid AddictionWork Comp Central, CA

December 1, 2017

EDITORIAL: Safety culture a priority on the waterThe Chronicle Herald, NS

November 30, 2017

Track tragedy: How 85 GO train fatalities since 2010 took a toll on Metrolinx staffInside Toronto, ON

Financial Literacy Month: WSIB seeks to integrate financial fitness with workplace wellnessBenefits Canada, QC

Court awards ex-Quebec paramedics $1.2 million over subway scare – Canadian HR Reporter, ON

The introduction of Bill 30 brings the potential for significant changes to Alberta’s workplace lawsLexology, UK

Workers Comp Claims in Professional SportsLegal Talk Network, USA

November 28, 2017

Booze, drugs involved in 73 oilsands safety incidents since 2013, Suncor saysEdmonton Journal, AB

NDP plans to include correctional officers, dispatchers as first responders to expand PTSD benefitsEdmonton Journal, AB

Over 1/3 of RPC Saskatoon correctional officers on workers’ compensationGlobal News, SK

Employers Take Steps to Address Opioid CrisisSHRM, USA

Hope for injured workers as Compensation Fund starts to workSunday Times, Zimbabwe

November 27, 2017

Province gives workers right to refuse dangerous tasks as part of labour law overhaulEdmonton Journal, AB

Revamped workplace rules to make it easier for Albertans to refuse unsafe workGlobal News, AB

Rural workers struggle to recover after work-related injuries, study saysWhitecourt Star, AB

Ontario’s Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Receives Royal

55 staff at Saskatoon psychiatric centre on workers’ comp after assaults by inmatesCBC News, SK

Opioid crisis arrives on industry’s doorstepAuto News, USA

Health benefits spur drug rings on shop floorAuto News, USA

November 24, 2017

Safety takes leadership at all levelsYarmouth County Vanguard, NS

Jury in Jeremy Bowley inquest calls for more training, communication and other safeguardsLondon Free Press, ON

A pilot project to test bus operator safety shields for Winnipeg Transit is now underwayWinnipeg Sun, MB

New steel-and-glass doors aim to shield bus drivers from attacksTimes-Colonist, BC

November 23, 2017

An electrifying new way to learn about hazardsWinnipeg Free Press, MB

WorkplaceNL reviewing mental health policyThe Western Star, NL

Workers’ Compensation Task Force Hears From NB Police Association, J.D. Irving98.1 The Tide, NB

Work-related deaths show decline in Sask, but still too common: WCBThe Star Phoenix, SK

Workplace deaths down, but goal is zero, says Workers Compensation BoardClark’s Crossing Gazette, SK

Number of Saskatchewan workplace fatalities slightly lower this yearNational Post, CAN

Workplace fatalities down, more needs to be done: WCBGlobal News, CAN

3 Alaska Construction Workers Sue Company Over Brain DamageUS News, USA

November 22, 2017

Correctional officers are calling upon British Columbia’s government to make legislative change to help first responders dealing with post-traumatic stress disorderCNW, BC

Ontario Passes Legislation to Create Fair Workplaces, Better,ON

November 21, 2017

OSI-CAN offers Sask. support groups for spouses, family of people with work-related PTSDRegina Leader-Post, SK

Calgary fire captain’s death shines a light on first responders struggling with mental healthGlobal News, ON

B.C. flaggers rally after colleague struck in OkanaganColumbia Valley Pioneer, BC

November 20, 2017

Grant to enhance firefighter safety in BazettaTribune Chronicle, OH

November 19, 2017

Emergency workers pay high price for being first on the sceneThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

November 16, 2017

Teen Creates Nation’s First Wearable App to Prevent Farm Worker Deaths from Heat IllnessHigh Plains / Midwest Journal, KS

November 15, 2017

Pharmacy Cost in Workers’ Compensation Continues to Fall: CompPharma SurveyInsurance Journal, NY

Sitting too much can cause serious health problems. So should employers be liable?Philly Voice, PA

November 14, 2017

Yukon government’s PTSD legislation strikes the right balanceYukon News, YK

November 13, 2017

Asbestos-related diseases to remain high in Australia for decades: studyXinhua, China

November 10, 2017

EDITORIAL: Lives on the line when fishermen head out to seaThe Telegram, NL

November 8, 2017

Ombud tells WorkSafeNB not to lower employer premiumsCBC News, NB

Science World exhibit engages kids in health and safetyWorkSafe Magazine, BC

Agencies, boards, commissions to have codes of conduct, ethics rules under new billCBC News, AB

Workplace mental health training could cut sick leave costsReuters, AUS

November 7, 2017

Area farmers encouraged to take surveyMountain View Gazette, AB

Employers brace for legal cannabis, liability issuesVancouver Sun, BC

November 6, 2017

The Eye of the Beholder: Are Canada’s Workers’ Comp Boards Overfunded?, USA

Statistics Canada looks to close data gap on workplace deaths, injuriesGlobe and Mail, CAN

Poor ergonomics costs enterprises billions in workers’ comp claims every yearTech Republic, CA

Could a Tax Fix the Gig Economy?The Atlantic, USA

November 2, 2017

Yukon’s WCB substantially overfunded: CFIBWhitehorse Star, YK

New legislation to improve ACT’s workers’ compensation scheme introducedOHS News, AUS

October 30, 2017

‘We’re not seeing the truth': Inside the hidden dangers of the Canadian workplaceGlobe and Mail, CAN

New safety plan seeks to boost monitoring of workplace hazards in ManitobaCBC News, MB

October 29, 2017

B.C. arena tragedy prompts safety review of ammonia refrigeration systemsWindsor Star, ON

October 28, 2017

Proposed program would wean injured workers off opioidsUnion Leader, NH

App workers changing the workspace, and the marketplaceProvidence Journal, RI

October 27, 2017

Sea Change: The struggle for safety in fishing, Canada’s deadliest industryGlobe and Mail, CAN

How The Globe found that fishing was Canada’s most deadly sectorGlobe and Mail, CAN

CO shared video of her attack so no one would die. Now 3 haveCorrections One, NC

The 73-year-old taking on the tech giantsAl Jazeera, USA

October 26, 2017

Task force reviewing WorkSafeNB looking for public inputGlobal News, NB

NDP seeks input on changes to farm safety rulesEdmonton Journal, AB

October 24, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Canada’s Safest EmployersCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Niagara Casinos take holistic look at mental health – Canadian Occupational Safety, CAN

October 23, 2017

‘He’s gone just like that’: Man dies after walnut shells used at work site – Red Deer Advocate, AB

October 21, 2017

Nova Scotia’s auditor general to review Workers’ Compensation BoardCBC News, NS

October 20, 2017

Yukon government emits new radon rulesYukon News, YK

October 19, 2017

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board to increase rates in 2018Yukon News, YK

Better Winnipeg: Employment agency focuses on diversityGlobal News, MB

When things go sideways …do you know what to do?The Western Producer, AB

October 18, 2017

Injury data collected at RUH will help improve practiceSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

October 17, 2017

Provincial safety campaign aims to lessen road carnageCFJC Today, BC

October 16, 2017

Industry Voices: WorkSafeBC preliminary assessment rates for constructionJournal of Commerce, BC

Four O.C. sheriff’s deputies at Vegas shooting file workers’ compensation claims for physical, psychological injuriesOC Register, CA

October 13, 2017

Tyee ‘Slaves to Tips’ Series Honoured at Webster AwardsThe Tyee, BC

This State Wants to Offer Universal Benefits to Gig WorkersFortune, USA

October 12, 2017

Yukon tables presumptive PTSD legislationYukon News, YK

Workplace cancer study gives recommendations to help protect workersGlobal News, ON

October 11, 2017

$1M funding to research effects of McIntyre PowderTimmins Press, ON

Action to bolster Alberta gas station worker safety this fall: labour ministerCTV News, AB

October 5, 2017

Marijuana in the workplace a hot topic at WorkSafe NB annual conferenceGlobal News, NB

October 4, 2017

WorkSafe admits it’s taken a risk with employer premiumsCBC News, NB

October 3, 2017

What’s the job with the highest number of injuries in B.C.? The answer may surprise youCBC News, BC

September 29, 2017

CFL players fighting for provincial workers’ benefit coverageOttawa Citizen, ON

September 28, 2017

Saint John lawyer’s work could help millions in Bangladesh garment industryCBC News, NB

N.S. looking to expand PTSD coverage for emergency workersBenefits Canada, QC

September 27, 2017

Proposed PTSD bill adds 911 operators, care workers to those eligible for workers compensationGlobal News, ON

Proposed PTSD bill adds 911 operators, care workers to those eligibleCTV News, NS

New bill expands presumptive PTSD compensation to 911 operators and continuing care workersCBC News, NS

Journey through post-traumatic stress: A story of 2 officers – CBC News, NL

September 26, 2017

Prison guards’ union calls on federal government to streamline PTSD workers’ compensationGlobal News, ON

September 25, 2017

Rigid disability payment pay rules trap skilled workers at home, say business leadersCBC News, BC

Surprising medical marijuana side effect: More people claiming disabilityMarket Watch, NY

September 22, 2017

Fisheries safety becomes more of a priority for Delhaven fishersKings County News, NS

Stay Hungry, Stay Humble: Safetyculture’s Luke Anear on Future-Proofing His Tech Company – Dynamic Business, AUS

September 20, 2017

WorkSafe Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association co-hosting safety demo eventsCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Teacher awarded six-figure payout after being bullied by school principalThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

September 18, 2017

Fishing safety campaign considered for P.E.I.CBC News, PEI

Ex-NHLer Fights Team, Insurer Bids To Bench Head Injury SuitLaw 360,NY

September 17, 2017

Saskatchewan students prepare for Worksafe video contestCKRM FM, SK

September 15, 2017

New Brunswick firefighter calls for first responder specific treatment in CanadaGlobal News, NB

September 14, 2017

WorkSafeNB hoping to inspire young safety leadersGlobal News, NB

September 13, 2017

Maine Supreme Court Deciding Whether Employers Should Pay For Injured Workers’ Medical MarijuanaMaine Public, MN

High court to decide if workers’ comp should cover potInsurance Business, CO

Maine Supreme Court to decide medical marijuana workers comp caseWCSH TV, OR

September 12, 2017

Several workplace exposures may increase risk of developing Parkinson’s diseaseCanadian Occupational Safety, CDA

Maine High Court to Decide if Medical Marijuana Covered by Workers’ CompMaine Public, MN

Simukoko urges safety, health workplace committeesZambia Daily Mail, Zambia

September 11, 2017

Is workplace bullying compensable?Canadian Occupational Safety, CDA

Lost wages, serious illness and poor labor standards: The dangers of rebuilding Texas and FloridaThink Progress, TX

September 9, 2017

Special education program ‘spark’ for Rosemont Elementary studentsHerald Mail, MD

September 7, 2017

Tackling lower back pain with words not surgeryBusiness Insurance, CA

September 6, 2017

Safety culture shift spawns success story for fishing industryCBC News, NS

Workers’ compensation rates continue to climb for health careCBC News, NS

UFred Joins International Coalition to Create Universal Standards for Safety TrainingHuddle Today, NB

Harvey recovery likely to cause workplace safety risksBusiness Insurance, CA

September 5, 2017

Here are Australia’s 10 most dangerous jobsSmart Company, AUS

Gig economy creates legal puzzles for the courtsThe San Diego Union-Tribune, CA

September 3, 2017

ILO head calls for global coalition on safety and health at workWorld Congress on Safety & Health, Singapore

September 1, 2017

As Oregon Temperatures Break Records, So Do Heat-Related InjuriesJefferson Radio, OR

Long-awaited black lung decisionCentral Queensland News, AUS

August 31, 2017

Temp Work Now a Permanent Fixture, Creating Problems for ‘Invisible’ WorkforceNBC News, USA

August 29, 2017

New Global Estimates on Workplace Injury and Illness and Emerging OSH Challenges to be presentedWorld Congress on Safety and Health, Singapore

August 27, 2017

Court case presents challenge to medical pot in injury casePress Herald, ME

August 23, 2017

NLRB to Argue Against Uber in Key Labor Fight in Ninth CircuitThe Recorder, NY

Black lung: MP Jo-Ann Miller tearful over father’s diagnosis as Queensland passes new lawsABC News, AUS

Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2016 passes Tasmanian Legislative CouncilOHS News, TAS

Farm workers protected by same rights as CanadiansJamaica Observer, JAM

August 22, 2017

NCCI Examines Marijuana and the Workers Compensation SystemPR Newswire, USA

Sharing success stories with Mozambique, Malawi delegationDaily Mail, Zambia

Why mental health days matter – cutting through the stigmaFin Feed, USA

August 21, 2017

North Carolina Governor Signs Law Creating Division to Investigate and Prosecute Employee Misclassification ClaimsJD Supra, CA

Illinois governor vetoes state-funded comp insurance planBusiness Insurance, IL

August 19, 2017

Some Omaha businesses will make time — or close entirely — for workers to enjoy eclipseOmaha World Herald, OM

Fired cop sues N. Platte, says city didn’t accommodate his PTSD after fatal shootingLincoln Journal Star, NB

August 18, 2017

Appeals board rules on ‘gag order’ in Peluso’s brain injury lawsuitTSN, CAN

Gag order lifted in Mike Peluso’s brain damage case against NHLFan Sided, MI

Why “Workers’ Comp” Are Not Dirty Words: CSR and Workplace InjuriesTriple Pundit, MA

August 17, 2017

Safety without BordersOHS Canada, CAN

CSU researchers aim to end thousands of workers’ compensation claims coming from nursing homesNews 5 Cleveland, OH

State government to workers: Don’t watch eclipse while on the clockNews Observer, NC

Workers get fewer opioidsMarietta Times, OH

August 16, 2017

Renovating or demolishing? Beware of asbestos, WorkSafeBC warnsCBC News, BC

WorkSafeBC calls on construction industry to protect its workersNorth Thompson Star Journal, ON 

Ex-Lion Arland Bruce asks Supreme Court to allow concussion lawsuit – National Post, CAN

Solar eclipse creates employee safety risksBusiness Insurance, CA

Vietnam applauds ILO support in policy makingNhan Dan, Vietnam

August 15, 2017

Asbestos-related violations are on the rise: WorkSafe BCMetro News, BC

August 12, 2017

Automatic compensation for General Electric Peterborough retirees exposed to toxins remains goal of Occupational and Environmental Health CoalitionPeterborough Examiner, ON

No job is worth your life, says young drummer who lost arm in workplace accidentCBC News, BC

August 10, 2017

Survey finds employees wary to tell work about a mental health issueThe Globe and Mail, CAN

B.C. wildfire smoke partly to blame for Washington state farm worker’s death, say advocatesCBC News, BC

August 9, 2017

Nations Roof: Workers’ comp reaches a new levelProperty Casualty 360, NY

August 8, 2017

RCMP plan to launch study on operational stress, PTSD in MountiesCBC News, SK

August 7, 2017

ICW Group’s Senior Investigator Awarded “Investigator of the Year” by the International Association of Special Investigation Units’ Southern California ChapterPRweb, MD

August 3, 2017

Galveston is the latest police department to park its Ford Explorers because of carbon monoxide concernsCW39 TV, TX

July 31, 2017

Scots researchers call for ban on high heel dress codes and question stiletto sales to childrenThe Herald, Scotland

July 29, 2017

Austin pulls Ford Explorers from police fleet after cops get sick from carbon monoxideCW39 TV, TX

July 26, 2017

Didn’t take guff': Former coal miners union leader Joe Burke diesCBC News, NS

Make commercial fishermen wear flotation devices, says investigator of capsizingCBC News, NB

‘Monumental task': National effort launched to tackle mental health of public safety workersCBC News, NL

July 24, 2017

Generic Drugs Trend Upward in Workers CompensationPharmacy Times, NJ

July 22, 2017

Crown attorneys suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of repeated exposure to the worst crimesWinnipeg Free Press, MB

July 21, 2017

Great Gold vs. Great White: Possible Workers’ Compensation Case?EIN Presswire, PA

What Is a Wounded Professor Owed?Inside Higher Education, DC

Family of Tokyo 2020 worker demand compensation for alleged overwork suicideThe Mainichi, Japan

Workers Compensation Cases Record Over 2000 Backlog Of CasesFiji Sun, Fiji

‘No fault scheme’The Fiji Times, Fiji

July 20, 2017

There’s still ample room for improvement in Alberta’s heavy construction safety cultureJWN Energy, AB

New technology advances safety managementFacility Cleaning & Maintenance, ON

July 19, 2017

WorkSafeBC launches young-worker safety campaignThe Indo-Canadian Voice, BC

July 18, 2017

Key to workers’ compensation success: Adapt to changing environmentProperty Casualty 360, NY

New Farm Safety Training App DebutsAgWeb, KS

July 17, 2017

Union worries about ‘potentially dangerous’ drug exposure for some health workers in AlbertaGlobal TV, AB

Opioid prescription numbers for injured workers plummetDrug Addiction Now, CA

July 16, 2017

THAT’S THE LAW: Court case decides what constitutes ‘work drinks’Central Western Daily, AUS

Professional Bull Rider’s injuries prompt legal careerNews OK, OK

Workers’ compensation cases at a record high in fiscal 2016: gov’t reportThe Mainichi, Japan

July 13, 2017

How Nearly 20,000 Drivers Could Change UberNext City, PA

July 9, 2017

Maine Voices: Outgoing workers’ comp reformer deserves our thanksPortland Press Herald, MA

Use of opioids among Workers’ Comp patients falls in PA, but slower than in most statesWESA FM, PA

July 7, 2017

Silicosis’ toxic legacy offers deadly lessons for todayMedical Xpress, AB

Vermont firefighters are 1st in nation to win workers’ comp for mental healthNBC News, VT

July 6, 2017

Government receives WCB review reportGov’t of Alberta, AB

Yukon health and safety board increases assessment ratesYukon News, YK

First responders, lawmakers praise workers’ comp expansionVTDigger, VT

July 5, 2017

Parents, supervisors and co-workers have greatest interpersonal influences in reducing young worker injuriesMedical Xpress, AB

How the Gig Economy Hurts Workers and ConsumersEntrepreneur, CA

Workers’ comp insurance up in the air for medical marijuana dispensariesHawaii News Now, HI

July 4, 2017

Bridging gender gap at Workers’ Compensation BoardDaily Mail, ZM

Costly air ambulances burden comp systemBusiness Insurance, CA

July 2, 2017

2 classrooms in Bentonville will tackle behavioral issuesArkansas Online, AR

June 29, 2017

Video shows SUV striking construction flagger in hit-and-runCTV News, BC

EDITORIAL: Marijuana rejection?The Guardian, PE

Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation: One Call Expert Outlines What Case Managers Need to KnowBusiness Wire, NY

June 28, 2017

More suicide support, mental health services called for in agricultureCBC News, SK

Study shows Michigan has largest opioid decrease in workers compensationTV6, MI

June 27, 2017

No magic bullet: WCB seeing increasing claims for medical marijuanaThe Guardian, PEI

Breweries shouldn’t renege on workers’ safetyDaily Mail, Zambia

June 26, 2017

Medical marijuana in the workplace on WCB agendaCBC News, PEI

Workers’ Comp Affected by Changing WorkforceClaims Journal, NY

Joint Employer Debate Takes a Twist in CaliforniaBloomberg BNA, CA

June 24, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada finds in favour of medical workers claiming workplace cancerCTV News, CAN

Bluefield student wins bronze at national skills competitionThe Guardian, PEI

Lawmakers debate competing workers comp measures during special sessionCherokee Tribune & Ledger-News, IL

Pennsylvania impairment evaluation process ruled unconstitutional - Business Insurance, CA

Opioid Epidemic: Let the Weaning BeginWorkers’ Compensation Defense, USA

June 22, 2017

Caretaker Injured Riding Bike from One House to Another Can Receive CompWCI Insights, USA

June 21, 2017

New Virtual Reality App Emphasizes Jobsite SafetyCBS, USA

The ‘Wild, Wild, West’ of Professional Gamers and Workers’ Comp CoverageWCI, FL

Lawmakers consider workers’ comp as a way to tackle opioid epidemicPittsburgh Post Gazette, PA

Pennsylvania workers comp opioid bill tanksThe Morning Call, PA

June 20, 2017

Most justice system administrators traumatized on the job, union saysCBC News Ottawa, ON

5 developments impacting medical marijuana in workers’ compensationProperty Casualty 360, NY

Safe or sickening? American Airlines and its workers at odds over new uniformsCharlotte Observer, NC

Immigrant benefit ban removed from Ohio workers’ comp budgetColumbus Dispatch, OH

Work comp study shows Illinois has among highest per-claim average – Madison – St. Clair Record, WI

June 16, 2017

Views: Why corporate America must do more to create healthy employeesBenefit News, NY

Denying workers comp to immigrants bad for OhioCincinnati .com, OH

June 13, 2017

Should E-Cigarette Use Be A Co-morbidity in Workers’ Comp?UR Nation, USA

State, porn stars battle over HIV workers’ comp claimsIFA News, MD

Bull rider claims workers compensation after severe injury at rodeoThe Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

June 11, 2017

Employers paying heavy price for opioid epidemicBakersfield Califiornian, CA

West Virginia high court rules work-release inmates don’t qualify for workers’ compCharleston Gazette-Mail, WV

Creating a culture of safety in nursingMulti Briefs, TX

June 8, 2017

A ‘Third Status’ for the Gig EconomyInside Sources, NH

A ‘simple’ law change could cover foster parents for work place injuriesThe Examiner, Tasmania

June 7, 2017

Opinion: For workplace safety, obeying rules is just the startEdmonton Journal, AB

Will Gig-Economy Workers Ever Have Benefits?The Ringer, USA

June 6, 2017

N.C. Senate clears bill making newspaper carriers eligible for worker’s comp protectionsJournal Now, NC

Why Nearly Half My Patients Who Get Hurt On The Job Don’t Report ItWBUR, MA

No workers’ comp for employee injured after allegedly making anti-gay commentsProperty Casualty 360, NY

June 5, 2017

Workplace death in Lethbridge highlights importance of job safety: WCB AlbertaGlobal News, AB

Battle over workers’ comp-opioid bill in Pennsylvania LegislatureThe Morning Call, PA

Claims experts use data analytics to combat workers comp fraudBusiness Insurance, CA

June 2, 2017

Canadian insurance industry needs clear direction and proper framework to address marijuana legalization, industry event hearsCanadian Underwriter, CAN

Commentary: Florida in workers’ comp purgatory: Which way out?Orlando Sentinel, FL

May 31, 2017

Workers’ compensation task force members announcedGovernment of New Brunswick, NB

How Today’s Trends Affect Workers’ Compensation InsurersBusiness .com, USA

May 30, 2017

Mine health, safety icons mournedSudbury Star, ON

IAIABC National Workers’ Comp Talks Highlight Stakeholder Unity in Addressing System IssuesClaims Journal, CA

Bill Would Create a Portable Benefits Pilot Program for ‘Gig’ WorkersNAPA, VA

Legislation to Test-Drive Portable Benefit Models Introduced in the House and SenateU.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, VA

May 29, 2017

N.S. releases data on violence faced by teachers: 1,800 incidents last yearNews Atlantic, NS

May 24, 2017

Kentucky workers comp carrier survives ransomwareCSO, MA

May 23, 2017

Families warned they may risk liability for injuries to au pairs and nanniesBusselton Dunsborough Mail, AUS

May 19, 2017

New WCRI Study Tracks Impact of SB 863 on California Workers’ Compensation SystemPR Web, MD

Uber’s Workers’ Comp Pilot Program May Drive Others to FollowBloomberg, USA

An ICE Arrest After A Workers’ Comp Meeting Has Lawyers Questioning If It Was RetaliationWBUR, MA

May 14, 2017

First responders’ selfless service leaves them vulnerable to PTSD’s tollThe Columbian, WA

May 12, 2017

B.C. Court of Appeal dismisses former CFL player Arland Bruce III’s lawsuitChronicle Herald, NS

Culture, regulation and education drive Canadian safety evolutionDaily Commercial News, ON

May 11, 2017

Number of prison workers suffering from PTSD much higher than official stats, union saysCBC News, NS

SAFE Work Manitoba attempts to break world record for high-visibility safety vestsOccupational Safety, CAN

Kalin: Obamacare has had an impact on workers’ compensation claims in ColoradoThe Tribune, CO

Hurt workers to have tougher time getting opioids under BillUS News, USA

May 9, 2017

Some Uber customers will pay more so drivers can buy injury insuranceBuzz Feed, USA

Ex-mortician’s lawsuit says job caused ‘mental anguish’Huffington Post, USA

Drug policies can help curb addictionsTribune Chronicle, OH

May 8, 2017

Judge rules state’s workers’ compensation act unconstitutionalAL .com, AL

5 key notes on spinal fusion for workers’ compensation patientsBecker’s Spine Review, IL

New consultation platform to gain interactive and creative feedback on work health and safety mattersOHS News, AUS

May 6, 2017

Mental health needs to be a priorityOttawa SUN, ON

‘There’s a duty to accommodate': employment lawyer on medical marijuana at workCBC News, PEI

May 4, 2017

City enhances support services for first responders dealing with workplace traumaOttawa Citizen, ON

Canada remembers workers ultimate sacrificeThe Free Press, BC

Gig workers need updated wage and hour law, House panel Chair saysBloomberg News, USA

May 2, 2017

Clavet Composite School claims prize for safety video for 2nd yearCBC News Saskatoon, SK

May 1, 2017

Award-winning safety video focuses on the farmCBC News, PEI

Depression therapy alleviates injury complicationsBusiness Insurance, CA

April 30, 2017

‘Spit at or punched or poked’ Sask. health staff top list of violently injured workersCBC News Saskatoon, SK

April 28, 2017

A day to recognize workers killed or injured on the jobObserver Xtra, ON

First responders, nurses, prison guards may get easier access to PTSD compensationCBC News Nova Scotia, NS

Bears paid injured players $12.5M; see who got whatChicago Sun Times, IL

April 26, 2017

EDITORIAL: Making work safe and a day of mourningChronicle Herald, NS

Danny Cavanagh: Many workers go to work and never come home againThe Nova Scotia Advocate, NS

KAREN JACKSON: Moving towards bully-free workplacesThe Guardian, PEI

States weigh comp reforms for first responders with PTSDBusiness Insurance, CA

N.Y. change allows Horsemen to negotiate Workers’ CompBlood Horse, KY

April 20, 2017

Studies find a strong correlation between long periods of sitting and elevated risk of illness or injuryJust Stand .org, MN

COTA calls for changes to Tasmanian workers compensation lawsThe Advocate, AUS

April 18, 2017

State workers’ comp bureaus taking measures to battle opioid addictionCaitlin Morgan, OH

Bill would require private companies to give workers paid sick leaveLas Vegas Review-Journal, NV

April 15, 2017

Christy Clark’s high heel ban helps, but B.C. podiatrist still sees pressure to wear spikesCBC News, BC

April 12, 2017

Wildfire evacuation highlights growing use of tracking workers using RFIDOHS Canada, CAN

Alberta’s labour minister to consider mandatory high heel ban in the workplaceMetro Toronto, ON

April 7, 2017

B.C. regulation means employers can’t require women to where high heels to workThe Western Star, NL

Panel passes expansion of workers compensation for mental health injuriesVT Digger, VT

March 31, 2017

New York fails non-English speaking workers in comp hearings: StudyBusiness Insurance, CA

Report: Workers’ compensation claims continue to dropOHS News, AUS

March 30, 2017

P.E.I. widow awarded benefits after husband’s death linked to workplace bullyingCBC News, PEI

TransLink demonstrates new barriers to protect bus driversGlobal News, BC

Data science to play growing role in claims handling, executives sayBusiness Insurance, USA

Want to reduce lost time claims? It pays to be niceProperty Casualty 360, NY

March 29, 2017

Autistic employees make inroads as companies embrace “neurodiversity” – Canadian Business, CAN

March 28, 2017

Saskatchewan’s time-loss injury rate lowest in 64 yearsCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Police and firefighters flex political muscle as workers’ comp bill stallsLexington Herald Leader, KY

Conversation continues around alternative comp modelsBusiness Insurance, USA

March 23, 2017

Queensland steps up support in battle against black lungMining Weekly, AUS

March 21, 2017

Workers Compensation Board wants businesses to develop policy for use of potRegina Leader Post, SK

‘We have a lot of decisions to make': Workplace safety advocate urges caution over legal potSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

March 19, 2017

Should your insurance company pay for medical marijuana? Judges are starting to rule that wayAlterNet, CA

March 17, 2017

New Era Cap finds savings, healthier morale in workplace wellnessThe Buffalo News, NY

High heel bill sees sky-high support from industry and politiciansMy Prince George Now, BC

Workers’ compensation claims offer insight into seafood processing injuries in OregonMedical Xpress, OR

March 15, 2017

‘Demand remains strong’ for high film production insurance limits in Canada: ChubbCanadian Underwriter, ON

Eye-opening lesson on workplace safety for Okanagan studentsGlobal News, BC

Top lawmakers back workers’ comp coverage for mental healthVT Digger, VT

March 13, 2017

Asbestos leading cause of worker deaths in province: WorkSafe BC - Kamloops This Week, BC

Health-care workers face ‘epidemic of violence’Toronto Star, ON

Overuse of Physical Therapy a Growing Pain Point for Workers’ Comp CostsWorkforce, IL

March 9, 2017

Bill would allow women working in B.C. restaurants to refuse to wear high heelsCBC News, BC

Senate approves measure easing workers’ compensation burden on churchesOhio County Monitor, OH

March 7, 2017

Richmond students get job safety warningRichmond News, BC

British Columbia adds 3 cancers to list of firefighters’ illnesses eligible for coverageCanadian HR Reporter, CAN

Paduda: Opioid use in work comp has dropped — and cannabis does reduce chronic painWork Comp Central, CA

March 6, 2017

Changes to Workers Compensation Act help firefightersTimes Colonist, BC

B.C. firefighter responded to an accident and never recovered; his suicide has been ruled death in the line of dutyNational Post, CAN

Philadelphia Eagles sacked by Pa. court for failing to pay workers comp to injured playerPenn Live, PA

March 2, 2017

Awareness of mine dust effects gaining steamTimmins Press, ON

Workers’ compensation could pay if Obamacare replacement falls shortInsurance Journal, CA

Alternatives to opioids in chronic painSafety National Casualty Corp., MO

March 1, 2017

Workers’ Compensation: 10 more issues to watch for 2017Property Casualty 360, NY

3 Perspectives on the opioid wrisis in WCLinkedIN, USA

February 28, 2017

Dozens of First Responders from across Ontario show support for new local PTSD Treatment CentreLondon Free Press, ON

Video conferencing service offered for injured workersBusiness Insurance, MI

February 23, 2017

Bailey’s anti-asbestos Bill passes second readingBlackburn News, ON

With growth of the gig economy, states rethink how workers get benefitsInsurance Journal, CA

February 22, 2017

How technology is changing Workers’ CompensationInsurance Journal, CA

In the weeds on marijuana and Workers’ CompensationWorkers’ Compensation Institute, FL

Workers’ comp commissioners to carry concealed handguns without permit: New billAugusta Free Press, VA

The silent struggle plaguing Central Queensland’s workersDaily Mercury, AUS

Inside Uber’s aggressive, unrestrained workplace cultureThe New York Times, USA

February 21, 2017

Peluso’s lawyer says he’ll call Lamoriello, Bettman to testify in trialTSN, CAN

Couriers covered by WSIB benefitsFasken Martineau DuMoulin, ON

Violence on the rise: BC Corrections releases new stats on prison violenceBCGEU, BC

Gray’s bill helps eliminate $59 million in workers’ comp fraudMerced Sun-Star, CA

After dozens of lawsuits over many years, strippers still fighting for employee statusLas Vegas Sun, NV

February 17, 2017

How to enrol your farm workers in WCBGrainews, MB

Why should you enrol your farm in WCB?Grainews, MB

Being a tattoo artist is a pain in the neck, study findsOhio State University, OH

Taking a hit: are US athletes’ rights being eroded?The Guardian, UK

February 16, 2017

NHLPA joins fight against change to Illinois workers’ compensation lawTSN, CAN

Uber and the battle over workers’ compIWP, USA

Lawmakers look to create new drug-prescribing guidelinesWITF, PA

February 14, 2017

Chiropractic care could reduce workers compensation costs, study suggestsCBC News, NL

The transformation of workers’ comp transportationPRIMA Blog, VA

February 10, 2017

Costs of productivity loss due to occupational cancer in Canada: estimation using claims data from Workers’ Compensation BoardsHealth Economics Review, NY

Canada: Northern ExposureAlexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, BC

What does a British court battle mean for workers’ rights in the gig economy?Christian Science Monitor, MA

Advocates for wounded officers hope Burrows bills will provide reliefLubbock Avalanche-Journal, TX

Vital Signs: Noise-induced hearing loss among adults — United States 2011–2012Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA

February 9, 2017

Avalanche Safety with WorkSafeBCCFJC Midday, BC

February 8, 2017

OPSB applauds provincial PTSD effortsOrillia Packet and Times, ON

New Jersey may limit opioid prescribingBusiness Insurance, IL

NC Industrial Commission forms Workers’ Compensation Opioid Task ForceWorkCompWire, USA

MLS players union speaks out against workers’ comp billBleacher Report, USA

Comp bill for nuclear workers could spur proposals in other statesBusiness Insurance, IL

February 7, 2017

When a hospital patient becomes violentWhite Coat, Black Art (CBC Radio), CAN

Opinion: Bailey bill would ban asbestos in OntarioSarnia This Week, ON

Colorado releases comprehensive guide for marijuana industry, including workplace hazards like fires and explosionsDenverite, CO

Reform or distraction: Chicago sports teams seek workers comp changes for athletes in budget dealCook County Record, IL

Is a football player’s concussion an intentional injury? Arena football says No – Law in Sport, UK

February 5, 2017

If you can’t stand the heat, what happens if you can’t get out of the kitchen?The Canberra Times, AUS

Bedford firefighters to get blood test for early cancer detectionStar Telegram, TX

February 4, 2017

Labor chief blasts 100-hour OT limit as impossibly high at work reform panelThe Japan Times, Japan

NFLPA chief blasts Bears for seeking workers’ comp changes other Chicago teams supportChicago Tribune, IL

The NFLPA will tell free agents not to sign with Bears if new bill passes in IllinoisThe Comeback, USA

February 3, 2017

Political football: Bears battle players union over workers’ compChicago Sun Times, IL

Former NFL players push for legal pot as painkiller alternativeProperty Casualty 360, NY

February 2, 2017

Toronto fire captain is opening a centre in Rodney to treat first responders with PTSDLondon Free Press, ON

Ontario Uber drivers launch class action in bid to be considered employeesBenefits Canada, CAN

Mock award insults farm workers: unionMedicine Hat News, AB

As Super Bowl approaches a former NBA player reflects on cumulative injuryInsurance Journal, CA

Gig economy traveling faster than comp insurers can keep upBusiness Insurance, IL

In the weeds on marijuana and workers’ compensationSedgewick, TN

February 1, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Data Analytics: Why stewardships matter to your Workers’ Compensation programPMA Companies, PA

Proposed bill places workers’ comp fraud in criminal codeThe Register Mail, IL

January 31, 2017

Doctors say stereotyping of illegitimate workers compensation is shining an unfair light on themBluffton Today, SC

January 30, 2017

B.C. Court of Appeal overturns ruling that laws protecting asbestos removal workers were too complex to enforceVancouver SUN, BC

January 29, 2017

Orangeville police officer receives prestigious John Walker AwardOrangeville Banner, ON

Farm worker safety study yields bilingual education materialThe Horse, KY

January 27, 2017

WSIB makes formulary public and searchableBenefits Canada, QC

Employers told to pay attention as sexist, racist, discrimination cases increasingVancouver Sun, BC

Former Lion Arland Bruce carrying through with his concussion-related lawsuitEdmonton Journal, AB

Ontario’s best safety strategies buried in a mass of dataDaily Commercial News, ON

Court: Local agencies can be liable for asbestos exposureThe Legal Intelligencer, PA

Presumptive comp bill introduced for nuclear site workersBusiness Insurance, CA

January 26, 2017

‘Potential risk of serious injury or death in avalanche terrain’: WorkSafeBCGlobal News, CAN

Making Workers’ Compensation Great Again: How will Trump’s presidency affect the industry?, USA

Proposed fund would pay worker’s comp for negligent employersThe Gazette, CO

Bill would let workers’ comp cases pick own doctorsGreat Falls Tribune, MT

January 25, 2017

City of Edmonton workplace safety under independent reviewEdmonton Journal, AB

New legislation from Governor Walker aims to improve workers’ compensation in AlaskaKTUU, AK

Hawai’i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company celebrates 20 years of helping people get back to work – and life – HEMIC, HI

Robots and the future of workers’ compRadius Insurance Insights, CA

January 24, 2017

Nova Scotia’s deadliest industry slowly becomes saferCBC News, NS

Aging Canadian workforce means changes to occupational health and safety programsJournal of Commerce, BC

State senate proposal would end disability benefits for pro athletes at age 35Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, IL

January 23, 2017

Analytics at heart of workers’ comp cost containmentClaims Journal, USA

ND House: Workers’ comp can’t be used for medical marijuanaInForum, ND

January 22, 2017

First responders call for national strategy to tackle PTSD crisisTimes Colonist, BC

Editorial: Workers’ comp reforms must be fair to workersChicago Sun Times, IL

January 20, 2017

Report calls for new safety measures in N.S. emergency roomsCTV News Atlantic, NS

Report calls for safety and security assessments of all community ERsCBC News, NS

What’s in store for workers’ comp under the Trump administration?Benefit News, NY

January 17, 2017

SAFETY: Ontario meets zero fatality goal in 2016Canadian Mining Journal, CAN

Industry Voices: New WorkSafeBC regulations for Joint OH&S CommitteesJournal of Commerce, BC

Suicides on the subway tracks are driving up employee absenteeism, TTC saysCBC News, ON

Return to Work Survey finds: Australian workers losing confidence in worker’s compensation processSat Press Releases, AUS

January 14, 2017

Bill proposes delaying parts of new ND medical marijuana lawInforum, ND

A legal fight in New York could cause big headaches for UberBuzzFeed News, USA

January 13, 2017

Injured federal worker’s lawsuit against employers can proceedCanadian Underwriter, CAN

What emerging issues in workers’ compensation and OH&S are on your watch list?Workers’ Compensation Perspectives, CAN

Chamber wants a workers’ compensation fixTallahassee Democrat, FL

January 11, 2017

Businesses spend more than $1 Billion (US) a week on serious, nonfatal workplace injuriesEHS Today, OH

Ex-workers at Microsoft claim jobs monitoring child porn, abuse caused PTSDThe Seattle Times, WA

January 10, 2017

Arizona firefighters want 10 more types of cancer added to workers’ comp coverageKTAR News, AZ

Mental health mayday: fishermen want more support after deaths at seaCBC News, NS

Workers’ Comp Docket: Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the countryRisk and Insurance, PA

January 8, 2017

Preventing chronic pain in the workplace would go long way in solving prescription opioid, CAN

Census: Most work-related deaths in Arkansas linked to transportationTimes Record, AK

N.J. man’s medical marijuana should be paid by workers’ comp, judge, NJ

Injured worker challenges part of 2013 workers’ comp rewriteThe Oklahoman, OK

January 5, 2017

A year after Bill 6, farm workers WCB claims more than doubleCalgary SUN, AB

New rule proposed to modernize medical benefits payments under Black Lung actThe Times, KY

January 3, 2017

Leading With Empathy: How data analytics uncovered claimants’ fearsYahoo Finance, USA

Employers try a dose of kindness to encourage injured workersBusiness Insurance, CA

Business Forum: This on-site clinic is saving a Minnesota manufacturer big moneyStar Tribune, MN


December 25, 2016

B.C. could become national leader in asbestos controlVancouver SUN, BC

NHL team ‘wrongfully withheld’ documents in brain-injury caseThe Sports Network, CAN

After 10-year Legal Battle, a Victory for Undocumented Workers Injured on the JobAmerican Civil Liberties Union, USA

December 20, 2016

WCB Nova Scotia laying out plan for modernizationHerald News, NS

New bill aids Saskatchewan workers suffering from psychological injuriesSaskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

New research shows impact of underlying conditions on workers’ compensation claimsProperty Casualty, USA

December 19, 2016

The troubling side of the new economyThe New Daily, AUS

Are Opioids & Big Business Killing Workers’ Comp? (Video)The American Law Journal, VA

Study: Cumulative Trauma Claims in California Comp Affected by AttorneysInsurance Journal, CA

December 18, 2016

Fatal echoes: Firefighters protect us., but who protects them?La Crosse Tribune, WI

Study Verifies Workers’ Comp Best PracticesOnSite Phisio, FL

December 15, 2016

Federal Government Aiming For Full Asbestos Ban By 2018VOCM, NL

December 14, 2016

WSIB: Working for Injured Workers – TVO, The Agenda, ON

Postmates speaks out on dispute with Washington state over workers’ comp paymentsGeekWire, WA

December 13, 2016

Provincial Government Introduces Presumptive Cancer Coverage for FirefightersService NL, NL

CEOs have vital, but indirect, influence on safety, finds researchCanadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Quick Facts: Slips, Trips and FallsNational Floor Safety Institute, TX

December 12, 2016

N.L. premier to unveil details of cancer care plan for firefightersCBC News Newfoundland & Labrador, NL

Bailey Bill calls for ban of asbestosBlackburn News, ON

Supreme Court ends fight over $1 billion NFL concussion dealReuters, USA

December 11, 2016

Lawsuit seeks to extend overtime pay for Washington farm workersYakima Herald, WA

Rutland teachers criticize response to injuries from studentsVTDigger, VT

Student-teacher incidents hard to trackThe Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT

December 9, 2016

Compensation board issues another rebate, but adjusts ratesWhitehorse Daily Star, YK

Further investigation unnecessary in many workers’ comp casesThe Legal Intelligencer, NY

December 8, 2016

When it comes to coverage for bicycle and foot couriers, WSIB deliversLexology, ON

Workers’ compensation pilot would expedite opioid-related casesBeacon Hill Patch, MA

Governor Baker unveils workers’ comp. pilot for opioid-related casesCape Cod Today, MA

Advocacy-based models, analytics highlight best practices used by successful workers’ comp firmsClaims Journal, NY

December 7, 2016

Ottawa urged to ban asbestos immediately amid new dataThe Globe and Mail, CAN

Workers’ comp claims analysis illustrates impact of comorbidities on outcomesPhysical Therapy Products, KS

December 5, 2016

Farming remains No. 1 career killer in ManitobaCBC News, MB

Jeanie Dendys appointed Yukon Minister Responsible for Workers Compensation Health and Safety BoardCBC North, YK

Recalling the Forgotten Provision of the ‘Grand Bargain’Workers’ Compensation Watch, NE

December 2, 2016

Proposed bill would guarantee coverage for B.C. first responders: MLACTV News, BC

City of Waterloo throws water on firefighter liability concernsWaterloo Chronicle, ON

December 1, 2016

Yellowknife resident named Northwest Territories’ next workers’ advisorMy Yellowknife Now, NWT

Florida appeals court allows workers’ compensation premium hike to take effectFlorida Politics, FL

Baltimore Fire Department attributes $300,000 savings in workers’ compensation claims to drive cam programFOX News, BA

November 29, 2016

Report: California Workers’ Comp Reforms Saving $1.3B AnnuallyInsurance Journal, CA

Minister Commends WorkplaceNL on Assessment Rate AnnouncementHouse of Assembly, NL

Stay at Work Program hits major milestones — more than 20,000 workers helpedWashington State Department of Labor & Industries, WA

November 28, 2016

Workers’ Compensation rate cut good for economy, council saysThe Telegram, NL

Workers’ Compensation Expert Praises Reforms, Red Tape Reduction, KY

WA Police to make workers’ compensation an election issueABC News, AUS

November 27, 2016

Judge Halts Florida’s 14.5% Workers’ Compensation Hike Set for Dec. 1Insurance Journal, CA

How Data Analytics Helps to Control Workers’ Comp Claims and CostsClaims Journal, CA

November 26, 2016

Stress related Workers’ compensation claims cost WA $101 millionPerthNow, AUS

Experience rating design differences lead to different outcomes in Ontario and B.C.IWH At Work, ON

November 25, 2016

WorkCover WA’s 2016 Scheme Trends Brochure is now available (pdf) – WorkCover WA, AUS

National Council on Compensation Insurance in Florida vows to appeal court ruling on workers, FL

Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs Increase as Workers MatureMurcury Health Travel, CO

November 24, 2016

Return to Work 2.0: Evolved Workers Compensation RecoveryBNC Insurance, NY

California’s workers’ compensation overhaul saved bigger bucksThe Sacramento Bee, CA

November 23, 2016

Slips, trips and falls rule likely to stand under Trump – Business Insurance, USA

November 22, 2016

California Workers Compensation Insurance: Caseload Catastrophes – Republic Capital, CA

Making Change Happen in Workers’ Comp (Webcast, Part 1) – Inside Workers’ Comp, PA

Where Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay?New York Times, NY

November 21, 2016

Workers compensation to become mandatory for P.E.I. farm employeesCBC News, PE

Work-related concussions are on the riseThe Times, IN

November 20, 2016

Former NFL players sue the league demanding workers’ compensation for brain injuries – Miami Herald, FL

Modified Causation in Workers Compensation - Slaw, CAN

November 18, 2016

Canada: Mental Health Key Issue in Workplace Wellness, Study FindsBloomberg BNA, CAN

A Higher BMI Can Mean More Workplace Injuries – The Wellness Blog, MA

Opioid Use and NC Workers’ Compensation - Womble Carlyle, NC

Fraud funnies: Workers’ comp cheats say the darndest thingsBWC Special Investigations, OH

November 17, 2016

CPA Ontario honours WSIB CFO Pamela Steer with prestigious FCPA designationMarketwired, ON

WSIB is bound by lawToronto Star, ON

Potential impact of cultural differences on workers’ compensation through the lens of a Chinese American / Part 1 of 3 /  Part 2 of 3 / Part 3 of 3Workers Compensation Defense Blog, OR/WA

November 15, 2016

Alberta introduces bill against workplace bullying, harassmentOHS Canada, CDA

Targeting Opioid Use When Workers Get HurtWall Street Journal, NY

Compound suggests chronic pain treatment without opioid or medical marijuana side effectsScience Daily, IN

Marijuana and Workers’ CompInsurance Thought Leadership, CA

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