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  • Comparison of legislation definitions updated August 5, 2015

    Comparisons of workers’ compensation legislation definitions have been updated on AWCBC’s website for 2015. See Legislation & Policy and click on “Workers’ Compensation Legislation Definitions”.

    For additional comparative tables on workers’ compensation legislation and policy, please see the Legislation & Policy section on AWCBC’s website.

  • New Brunswick Legislative Review August 5, 2015

    The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, in collaboration with WorkSafeNB, is sponsoring a multi-stage legislative review of New Brunswick’s workers’ compensation. Continue reading →

  • PREMUS call for abstracts on musculoskeletal disorders August 4, 2015

    Taking place June 20-23, 2016 in Toronto, Canada at the Allstream Centre, PREMUS 2016 is the Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. The 2016 conference is being hosted by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). Continue reading →

  • Job Posting – Saskatchewan WCB – Ergonomics Specialist July 31, 2015

    Summary: As a member of the Prevention and Employer Services team, you will provide expert advice, education, resource development and promotion as a means to reduce musculoskeletal injuries through evidence-based analysis. Common groupings such as manual material handling, handling of people and repetitive motion in various industries and occupations will dictate services to be provided.

    Deadline: September 15, 2015

    For more information or to apply for this position, see Saskatchewan WCB’s website at: Ergonomics Specialist (Regina) or Ergonomics Specialist (Saskatoon).

  • AWCBC Wins AASCIF Communication Awards July 20, 2015

    AWCBC was awarded first place in the brand campaign category for our redesigned logo and branding at the 2015 American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) Communications Awards last week. Our new logo is a simpler and more dynamic design, featuring equally weighted French/English bilingual acronyms, placed side by side, in partnership. The new logo includes various versions to accommodate all uses from billboard down to lanyard. Fact Sheets — print and web — are styled to keep the information to one page, branding kept at correct proportions, harmonious visuals. Our new site awcbc.org now features a media-rich blend of content – the new logo on the splash page is multi-device-friendly and information is presented in a smooth, even flow. Continue reading →

  • WorkSafeNB: Talk safety with young workers July 14, 2015

    Gerard Adams, President and CEO of WorkSafeNB, is urging all employers and employees to make safety a priority this summer, especially for students working seasonally. Mr. Adams recently provided a commentary article to New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal highlighting the importance of creating a culture of workplace safety for workers, particularly vulnerable workers such as new, young and seasonal workers.

    Read the article at WorkSafeNB: Talk safety with young workers.

    You may also be interested in WorkSafeNB’s website at: Students are more vulnerable to workplace injuries.

  • Health Canada Updates Risks of Asbestos July 14, 2015

    Health Canada recently updated its website regarding asbestos risks. It removed the reference that chrysotile, a type of asbestos mined in Canada, may cause less health damage than other types of asbestos. To see the updated online information, see Health Canada’s website at: Health risks of asbestos.

  • WorkSafe Saskatchewan donation to CNIB from sale of Mission: Zero safety glasses July 3, 2015

    WorkSafe Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Weber Supply, 3M Canada and Federated Co-op donated $134,487.45 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Saskatchewan (CNIB), the largest single campaign donation the local office has ever received. The money was raised through the sale of Mission: Zero safety glasses. The cheque was presented June 19, 2015, at the Saskatchewan Roughrider football game.

    To see the full news release, see WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s website at: WorkSafe Saskatchewan presents CNIB with $134,487.45.

  • Manitoba government introduces new PTSD legislation June 10, 2015

    The Province of Manitoba has introduced new legislation to recognize post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a work-related occupational disease for all workers. To learn more, see the Manitoba government’s News Release.

  • “It’s Your Job!” Video Contest Winners June 8, 2015

    The national winners for CCOHS’s “It’s Your Job!” Video Contest have been announced. To see the winning videos, go to CCOH’s website at: It’s Your Job Youth Video Contest 2015.