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  • 2016 Maximum Assessable / Insurable Earnings October 9, 2015

    2016 Maximum Assessable / Insurable Earnings are being posted on our website at Maximum Assessable / Insurable Earnings as they are released.

    This page will be updated periodically until all jurisdictions have released their 2016 maximums. If the jurisdiction you are looking for is not included, try the WCB’s website directly to see if this information is available. Links to WCB websites can be found at: Boards/ Commissions.

  • 2016 Provisional Average Assessment Rates September 22, 2015

    2016 Provisional Average Assessment Rates are being posted on our website at Provisional Average Assessment Rates as they are released.

    This page will be updated periodically until all jurisdictions have released their 2016 rates. If the jurisdiction you are looking for is not included, try the WCB’s website directly to see if this information is available. Links to WCB websites can be found at: Boards/ Commissions.

  • WorkSafeBC: YouTube Channel exceeds 25 million views August 28, 2015

    Since its launch almost a decade ago, the WorkSafeBC YouTube channel has received more than 25 million views and has more than 18,000 subscribers.

    To find out more, see WorkSafeBC’s website at: WorkSafeBC safety videos exceed 25 million views on YouTube since 2006.

    Visit WorkSafeBC’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/worksafebc.

  • WorkSafeBC: Request for Proposals for Innovation at Work August 21, 2015

    WorkSafeBC has issued a Request for Proposals for Innovation at Work, in partnership with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Manitoba, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, the Alberta Job, Skills, Training and Labour Department, and WorkSafeNB. Continue reading →

  • 2014 Key Statistical Measures available August 12, 2015

    2014 Key Statistical Measures (KSMs) are being released as available. Over the coming weeks, as jurisdictional data is submitted and approved, it will be posted online. KSMs are available in the following formats:

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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 →