- NAOSH Week: May 3-9, 2015 April 30, 2015
May 3rd to 9th is North American Occupation Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week. Find out more at: North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.
- Benefits jurisdictional comparisons updated April 29, 2015
The following benefits-related tables have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015:
- Key Benefits Information
- Maximum Earnings Covered
- Waiting Periods
- CPP/QPP Offset
- Temporary Disability Benefits – Wage Loss Benefits
- Permanent Disability Awards
- Dependency Benefits and Fatalities
- Expense Rates
- Healthcare Service Provider Fees
- Pre-Existing Conditions / Aggravation
- Minors, Volunteers, Learners, Apprentices and Students
- Payment of Compensation Benefits
- Compilation of all AWCBC Benefits & Rehabilitation Tables
For additional information on workers’ compensation benefits, please see the Benefits section on AWCBC’s website.
- Rehabilitation and Return to Work jurisdictional comparisons updated April 29, 2015
The following rehabilitation and return to work tables have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015:
- Rehabilitation – Links to Legislation, Policy and Additional Info
- Summary of Rehabilitation Services by Jurisdiction
- Rehiring Worker and Duty to Accommodate
For additional information on workers’ compensation rehabilitation and return to work, please see the Rehabilitation and Return to Work section on AWCBC’s website.
- New OH&S Regulations in Northwest Territories April 17, 2015
On June 1, 2015, new Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Regulations will come into effect in the Northwest Territories. The revised regulations will become law in Nunavut later in 2015. One major enhancement is increased support for an Internal Responsibility System (IRS), which focuses on employers and workers ensuring safe workplaces together. Continue reading →
- National Day of Mourning – April 28, 2015 March 11, 2015
On April 28, please take a moment to remember those injured, killed, or afflicted with an occupational illness while on the job.
See National Day of Mourning for history; links to Day of Mourning events across the country; and previous years’ campaigns.
- Ontario to examine changing nature of modern workplace February 24, 2015
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is launching public consultations regarding the changing nature of the modern workplace, including:
- The increase in non-standard working relationships, such as temporary jobs, part-time work and self-employment;
- The rising prominence of the service sector;
- Globalization and trade liberalization;
- Accelerating technological change; and
- Greater workplace diversity.
- Manitoba WCB Research and Workplace Innovation Program 2015 Call for Applications February 23, 2015
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is now accepting applications for funding under the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP). RWIP promotes and funds scientific research, workplace innovation, training and education projects and knowledge transfer related to prevention of occupational injuries, diseases and return to work of injured or ill workers. Continue reading →
- Assessment-related jurisdictional comparisons updated – 2015 February 17, 2015
The following assessment-related tables have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015:
- Key Assessment Rate Information
- Process and Method of Assessment / Collection of Assessment
- Assessment / Premium Rates:
- Average Assessment Rates Per $100 Payroll, 1985 – 2015
- Assessment Rate Tables by Industry Classification
- Scope of Coverage:
- Scope of Coverage – Industries / Occupations
- Coverage for Volunteers
- Assessable Earnings:
- Maximum Assessable / Insurable Earnings History
- Assessable Earnings
- Industry Classifications and Assessment Rate Structure
- Individually Liable Employers (Self Insurers)
- Experience Rating
- Compilation of all AWCBC Assessment Tables
For additional information on workers’ compensation assessments, please see the Assessments & Premiums section on AWCBC’s website.
- New Federal Regulations for Handling Hazardous Materials February 13, 2015
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) has now been implemented in Canada under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). GHS is a standardized, internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals that is being adopted in the United States and across Europe, Australia and Asia. Continue reading →
- BC proposes legislation to protect workers with enhanced OH&S enforcement and safety compliance February 13, 2015
The proposed revisions aim to:
- enhance penalties to negligent employers;
- provide new safety enforcement tools;
- strengthen specialized expertise at the board level; and
- address timely employer investigations.
See the Province of British Columbia’s news release at: New legislation improves worker safety.
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