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Workers’ Compensation in the News – 2018

For French news clips, please visit: L’indemnisation des accidents du travail en manchette – 2018

December 31, 2018

Decision will improve workers’ safety: YEU – Whitehorse Star, YK

WorkSafe Saskatchewan educating public about asbestos risks – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

New York Horsemen To See Drop In Workers’ Compensation Payments, Other Fees – Paulick Report, NY

December 28, 2018

History of Workers’ Compensation with John F. Burton, Jr. – Legal Talk Network, CA

December 27, 2018

Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Claims – Lawyers.com, NJ

December 21, 2018

Bankers Sitting for Too Long and Other Hazards – Lawyers.com, NJ

December 20, 2018

Surfboards count as ‘vessels’ under the Jones Act, and it’s creating big problems for workers’ comp – Washington Examiner, DC

Advocacy model may attract millennials to workers comp – Business Insurance, NY

December 18, 2018

Is workers’ compensation insurance ripe for disruption? – Insurance Business Mag, CO

December 17, 2018

Health and safety year in review 2018 – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

December 14, 2018

Vast majority of staff at Toronto jail afraid to go to work, report says – CBC News, ON

Football players association pushes province to allow access to workers’ compensation for athletes – CBC News, SK

December 13, 2018

Employers to pay smaller WorkSafe premium increase than expected – CBC News, NB

December 11, 2018

Insurance board to investigate rubber workers’ claims – CTV News Kitchener, ON

December 9, 2018

Haddad to head up safety association board – The Sudbury Star, ON

Seoul weighs compensation fund for wartime laborers – Asian Review, KOREA

December 8, 2018

Minnesota farmers learn to detect depression, embrace self-care – Duluth Tribute, MN

93 Stamford educators file claims over mold-related ailments – The News Tribute, CN

December 7, 2018

Former Corner Brook RNC officer says presumptive coverage for PTSD is a step in the right direction – Gulf News, NL

Local firefighters pleased with WCB Expansion – My Lloydminster Now, SK

Apportionment of liability under the workers’ compensation scheme in Alberta – Dentons, AB

Florida eyes California’s medical review process for comp savings – Business Insurance, NY

December 6, 2018

WCB coverage expanded for Saskatchewan firefighters – PA Now, SK

December 5, 2018

P.E.I.’s Workers Compensation Board average employer rates reduced – The Guardian, PE

Firefighters get presumptive coverage under new WCB law – Regina Leader Post, SK

December 4, 2018

Workers to qualify for coverage for PTSD diagnosis due to work-related trauma – CBC News, NL

Carpal tunnel syndrome over 3 times more common in women workers – BLR, TN

December 3, 2018

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, NDP calling on changes to workplace safety due to high deaths – Global News, SK

Worker gets benefits after resignation due to airborne contaminants – Canadian Safety Reporter, ON

November 30, 2018

Province takes step to ban mandatory high heels at workplaces in Alberta – CBC News, AB

Watch: Alberta bans mandatory high heels at work – Edmonton Journal, AB

November 29, 2018

Emergency beacons should be mandatory on all fishing vessels, says Senate report – CBC News, NS

Clearwater is latest Tampa Bay government to sue opioid industry – Tampa Bay Times, FL

Injured workers identify care concerns, satisfaction rates – Business Insurance, NY

Kula: Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 to be abolished – New Straits Times, KUALA LUMPUR

November 27, 2018

New Brunswick to amend legislation to ensure ‘sustainability’ of WorkSafeNB – Global News, NB

Impairment in the workplace — What you need to know – Journal of Commerce, BC

Opioids In The Workplace: New Survey Shows Growing Impact And Increasing Need For Employers To Act Now – Business Wire, CN

California must improve conditions for the workers who help prevent fires – The Sacramento Bee, CA

November 26, 2018

Fishermen train for a rescue in an industry full of danger – CBC News, NS

Uncertain route to recoup workers’ comp overcharges – Leigh Valley Business, PA

November 25, 2018

Locked and uploaded: Employers use wearable devices to monitor, learn more about their workers – Chicago Tribune, IL

‘Enough is enough': Attacks on staff, overtime hours rising at state psychiatric hospital – MDJ Online, AUS

November 24, 2018

A nurse left her workplace because of PTSD. Now, she’s helping change it – CBC News, NL

November 23, 2018

‘Distressing’ number of teachers assaulted in West Australia – The West, AUS

November 21, 2018

Head injuries and the CFL: Grievance and class-action suit still pending – Regina Leader-Post, SK

Gabriela Wolfe on the Legal Implications of Marijuana Use in the Workplace – Lexology, UK

Kentucky Lawmakers Want To Repeal Changes To Black Lung Workers’ Comp – WFPL, KY

War on Opioids Reaches Into Federal Workers’ Health Data – Bloomberg Law, VA

November 20, 2018

Agents at the Canada-U.S. border more susceptible to cancer, report finds – CBC News, ON

Should first responders injured on the job receive more than standard workers comp? – OWTAJ News, PA

November 18, 2018

Editorial: Employers should join opioid battle – Boston Herald, MA

November 17, 2018

World Rugby medical officer treats workers like top athletes – Financial Review, AUS

Pending workers comp bill will dramatically spike litigation, lawyer says – Prairie State Wire, IL

Bid to revolutionize workers’ compensation just got a $15 million boost – Startland, MI

November 16, 2018

Ontario workplace safety board reviewing Uber Eats following Marketplace investigation – CBC Marketplace, ON

November 15, 2018

High percentage of opioid overdose victims worked in construction industry, says StatsCan report – CBC News, BC

University takes collaborative approach to coming back from workplace injury and illness – UToday, AB

November 14, 2018

P.E.I. introduces legislation to tackle workplace harassment – The Guardian, PE

November 13, 2018

First responders forced to watch out for distracted motorists when tending to work – The Telegraph, NL 

New Digital Tool Aims to Improve Workers’ Compensation for Pharmacy Services – Pharmacy Times, NJ

Opioid Action Plan aimed at curbing misuse among federal employees – Safety and Health, IL

New Orleans pipe manufacturer not liable in death of temporary ‘borrowed employee,’ federal judge rules – Louisana Record, LO

November 12, 2018

Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting – My Sun Coast, NM

Workers injured on roads will have to choose between insurance schemes – Canberra Times, AUS

November 9, 2018

2019 N.B. workers’ compensation rates set to be highest in Canada – Global News, NB

Fredericton chamber calls on PCs to end ‘skyrocketing’ WorkSafeNB premiums – CBC, NB

Nova Scotia improves access to PTSD benefits – Cos Mag, CAN

November 7, 2018

New provincial safety grant gives farm employers a ‘helping hand’ – Alberta Farm Express, AB

November 6, 2018

Tesla’s on-site health clinic accused of undercounting worker injuries – The Verge, NY

November 5, 2018

Local woman spearheading effort to help injured workers – Blackburn News, ON

November 4, 2018

2018 Innovation Awards: Workers Compensation Automation – Business Insurance, NY

November 2, 2018

Emergency dispatcher tried to ‘brush off’ her PTSD, until she couldn’t – CBC Radio, CAN

November 1, 2018

Opioid use often persists in workers’ compensation claimants – Medical Xpress, UK

OPINION: No substitute for safety, or wearing a PFD The Chronicle Herald, NS

October 29, 2018

13 psychological factors for workplace mental health - HRM Online, CDA

Quebec Provides Guidance on New Time Limit for Filing Complaints of Psychological Harassment JD Supra Legal News, ON

Exhausted workers a danger on land, sea and air, transportation board warns The Chronicle Herald, NS 

October 25, 2018

Federal anti-harassment and violence legislation receives Royal Assent Canada Newswire, CAN

October 24, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Want to improve workers’ compensation? Listen to the workers – The Telegram, NL

October 22, 2018

Updates to workers’ compensation rules just the beginning for helping Nova Scotia’s first responders: NDP Global News, NS

October 18, 2018

Nurses deliver 24,000 anti-violence postcards to B.C. Health Minister Terrace Standard, BC

October 17, 2018

N.S. to broaden PTSD benefits for first responders as of next week The Chronicle Herald, NS

It’s still not ok to be high on the job: WorkSafeBC Richmond News, BC

Cannabis now legal – but how will it impact your organization? - HRM Online, CDA

October 16, 2018

Right to disconnect from work has major support, says fed report Workers’ Health and Safety Centre, ON

New grant program helps farm employers cover workplace safety costs – Calgary Herald, AB

October 15, 2018

Alberta adds reinstatement requirements to workers’ compensation obligations – Cos Mag, CAN

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy before pot legalization - OHS Canada, ON

Violent videos put journalists at increased risk of post-traumatic stress - Medical Xpress, UK

Union ready to fight too-restrictive workplace rules on cannabis - The London Free Press, ON

#AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for suvivors of workplace violence Chronicle Herald, NS

What wellness issues are affecting contractors? – Building Indiana, IN

October 14, 2018

At least 29 Sask. rural municipalities don’t have legally required harassment policies CBC, SK

October 13, 2018

Opinion: Health-care workers at risk for mental illness - Edmonton Journal, AB

October 12, 2018

Is loneliness the next employee wellness frontier? – Benefits Canada, QC

NIOSH Publishes Fact Sheet on Workplace Naloxone Programs – OHS Online, TX

October 11, 2018

Blanket ban’ on pot smoking for some workers could be challenged in court, union warns - CBC

Liberals eyed rules for cannabis use by workers, drug testing, documents show Canadian Occupational Safety

Experts say more safety education needed for workers CTV

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

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

October 9, 2018

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

“Making the invisible visible” The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opens in Geneva ILO

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

October 8, 2018

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

Elephant leadership in safety can completely silence those who know better – EHS Today

Opinion: Small businesses dealing with workers and opioids Cincinnati.com

October 5, 2018

A look at four benefits plan models for covering medical marijuana – Benefits Canada

October 4, 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 Canadian Occupational Safety

October 3, 2018

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

October 2, 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 1, 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 Law – Which Apply to Facility and Operations and When? – Occupational Health and Safety

September 28, 2018

The Issue with Stress – EHS 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

Province removing WCB from summary accounts – Winnipeg Sun, MB

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

Workers groups cry foul as WSIB celebrates financial milestone Toronto 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 20, 2018

WorkSafeBC launches kitchen safety campaign featuring Fairmont Chateau’s Isabel Chung – 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 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

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

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

Commemorative coin will mark passing of P.E.I.’s Bill 102 – The Guardian, PE

WCB Nova Scotia releases 2019 employer assessment rates Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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

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, ON

August 29, 2018

WorkplaceNL minister, industry meeting on safety, compensation matters – Cos Mag, CAN

WorkSafeBC report: Employers failed to protect workers killed in ammonia leak – CTV News, BC

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

August 24, 2018

Campaign calling on health care workers to report workplace violence – Regina Leader-Post, SK

August 22, 2018

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

August 21, 2018

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

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

Truck driving rates as most dangerous job, study finds – Sydney 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 WCB – Edmonton Journal, AB

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

August 15, 2018

N.S. family’s lawsuit in workplace death could set precedent – CBC News, NS

Massachusetts to explore potential link between opioid deaths and comp – Business Insurance, NY

August 14, 2018

Worker’s Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Car Accidents – Fender Bender, MN

August 13, 2018

Riskiest workplaces to get extra safety support – My Business, AUS

August 6, 2018

Substitute hurt in Texas shootings calls for more training – LTMonline, TX

Uber driver insurance program not workers comp, but provides similar benefits – Business Insurance, NY

National support network needed for police mental health, federation says – Canberra Times, AUS

August 3, 2018

Be good to yourself: Lessons learned after four weeks of stress leave – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

July 30 2018

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

July 28, 2018

Workers comp claims soar in Correction Department – NY 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 viral – Vernon Morning Star, BC

Proposed WorkSafeNB rates could reach highest in Canada – CBC News, NB

Proposal to add workplace harassment to workplace safety legislation – CBC News, PEI

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

How ‘a couple of Alberta boys’ developed a potentially lifesaving coverall modification – CBC News, AB

Hospital consolidation, Medicare set-asides spur workers’ comp hikes in Florida, nationwide – Watchdog.org, FL

July 23, 2018

Furor gives way to compromise on farm safety rules – Alberta Farmer, AB

Stress a daily companion for transit drivers – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Seattle council approves ‘bill of rights’ for domestic workers – KOMO News, WA

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

July 19, 2018

WorkSafeNB rates plummeted before so-called skyrocketing, says ombud – CBC News, NB

July 17, 2018

WorkSafeNB task force report submitted – Government of New Brunswick

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

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

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

July 15, 2018

P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board indicates duration for claims down – The Guardian, PE

July 12, 2018

Alta. opposition off base on farm safety legislation – The Western Producer, AB

July 13, 2018

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

July 11, 2018

Injured Claimant Entitled to Medical Marijuana, Workers’ Comp Judge Rules – Law.com, NY

July 8, 2018

Farm safety association appoints first executive director – Edmonton Journal, AB

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

Workers Compensation Board announces new grant program – The Guardian, PE

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

July 5, 2018

Workplace stress a main cause of mental health issues, study finds – Globe and Mail, ON

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

Offshore training puts people in real-life simulations – CBC News, NL

Falls sending more Canadians to hospital: report – CTV News, ON

Workplace Injuries Due To Falls Spike Across Country – VOCM, NL

July 1, 2018

The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug Testing – OHS Online, TX

June 29, 2018

NYC drivers for Uber, other apps to get vision care coverage – The Washington Post, DC

New rules for California workplace injuries, illnesses – North Bay Business Journal, CA

June 26, 2018

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

Outgoing Hill staffer calls for workplace culture shift after suicide attempts – CBC News, ON

IHSA and OSWCA issue joint statement on recent workplace fatalities – Daily Commercial News, ON

June 25, 2018

Late Victoria fire chief remembered for his quiet dedication, leadership – Saanich 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 War – Verdict Justia, CA

June 23, 2018

Civilian contractors, civilian government employees facing difficult situations after burn pit exposure – KDH News, TX

June 22, 2018

Proposed Revision of the Workers Compensation Act – Government of British Columbia, BC

New West pub fined after line cook dies of meat slicer injury – CTV News, BC

California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Exploring Blockchain, Behavioral Science – Insurance Journal, CA

June 19, 2018

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

Usamate explains delay in workers’ compensation cases – Fiji Times, Fiji

June 18, 2018

WorkCover warns employers not to attend medical appointments for injured workers – ABC News, AUS

June 16, 2018

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial – BBC News, UK

June 15, 2018

Sleepy workers lead to workplace dangers – The Denver Channel, CO

June 14, 2018

Ontario workplaces are 1.6% safer than last year: WSIB – PLANT, ON

The horrific double standard in South Australia’s workers’ compensation laws – In Daily, AUS

June 13, 2018

Safety on the rise for Ontario construction workers, WSIB reports – On-Site Mag, ON

Employers seek safeguards against pot-related risks in workplace – CBC 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 employees – The Star Vancouver, BC

11 years after trooper’s death, Lockport widow seeking 9/11 compensation – Buffalo News, NY

June 11, 2018

Lola the Vancouver Fire Trauma Dog Will Help Her Human Colleagues Cope With Stress – Advocator, BC

June 10, 2018

Vancouver Fire introducing trauma dog to help members with mental health issues – News 1130, BC

Injuries during lunch breaks to count as workplace accidents – Korea Herald, KOR

June 8, 2018

California workers’ comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spending – San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Perth parents keep students home from public school after repeated violent outbursts – The West, AUS

June 6, 2018

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

June 5, 2018

PTSD Bill Welcomed – CKPG Today, BC

Ohio comp rate reduction program targets safety at small workplaces – Business Insurance, NY

Workers’ compensation for the birds or the bees, but not both – The Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

June 4, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Workers’ Compensation Order Against Site Owner – Lexology, BC

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

June 3, 2018

Workplace NL Wants PRIME Feedback – VOCM, NL

May 30, 2018

New WorkSafeNB CEO determined to tackle rising premiums charged to employers – CBC News, NB

May 28, 2018

Workplace bullying, harassment targeted in OHS changes – Edmonton Journal, AB

May 26, 2018

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

May 23, 2018

Cameras could keep road construction crews alive, safety advocate says – CBC News, NL

Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation: Burning Questions That Need Answers – The Legal Intelligencer, PA

Accidents in Construction industry second to those in mining sector – Lusaka Times, Zambia

Bill to raise workers’ compensation caps – The Guam Daily Post, Guam

May 22, 2018

PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act – Journal Pioneer, PEI

May 21, 2018

Former players say Seahawks foil injury claims filed with state – King5, WA

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

May 18, 2018

SCC upholds claim of workers compensation against a non-employer – Canadian Lawyer Magazine, ON

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

Blockchain will have major role in aiding comp transactions, expert says – Business Insurance, NY

May 17, 2018

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

May 16, 2018

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

Widow’s campaign for justice – Farnham Herald, UK

May 14, 2018

Vancouver Police Department steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety – CNW, BC

Safety champions to receive awards in Sydney – Cape 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 violence – CTV News, Atlantic

May 10, 2018

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand – CTV News, CDA

May 8, 2018

Can we predict psychological health risks in the workplace? – The Chronicle 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 responders – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, BC

Miss Tennessee to speak on opioid crisis at Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Conference – Herald Chronicle, TN

May 4, 2018

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

Georgetown County School District buzzing over new drone – WPDE News, SC

May 3, 2018

B.C. nurses rally over inclusion in PTSD bill – Terrace Standard, BC

May 2, 2018

27 Saskatchewan workplace deaths in 2017 ‘unacceptable': WCB – Global News, SK

Editorial: Eliminate need for Day of Mourning – Salmon Arm Observer, BC

A California ruling threatens the gig economy – Wired, CA

April 28, 2018

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

April 27, 2018

Marking National Day of Mourning – Breakfast Television, ON

Baranyai: Workplace training key for safety of newcomers – The London Free Press, ON

Wolf vetoes workers comp prescription drug bill – The 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 change – The Star, AB

Opinion: Compensate victims of workplace bullying – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Concern on Tasmanian farms over rising costs for Workers Compensation – ABC.net, AUS

Workers injured in production facilities a tale as old as time – San Francisco Examiner, CA

April 25, 2018

Cannabis policy in high demand for Saskatchewan businesses – CBC News, SK

LETTERS: A mother remembers the loss of a son to workplace fatality – Manitoulin Expositor, ON

Workers’ Comp System Hit By Opioid Crisis – WGCU News, FL

April 24, 2018

Opinion | Harassment and violence should never be part of the job – Toronto Star, ON 

NCCI Examines the Impact of Opioids on the Workers Compensation System – PR Newswire, USA

April 23, 2018

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

Increased violence at Sask. health-care facilities prompts security review – Regina Leader-Post, SK

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

Fight against opioids impacts workers’ comp spending, myMatrixx report finds – Biz Journals, FL

Fighting the opioid crisis in workers’ compensation – Bladen Journal, NC

April 21, 2018

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

WCB changes could impact some carriers – Truck News, AB

April 20, 2018

Day of mourning – Castanet, BC

April 19, 2018

Wearable device logs workforce twists and turns – Business Insurance, CA

April 18, 2018

Public servant sacked for criticising refugee policy on Twitter wins workers compensation case – News.com, AUS

April 17, 2018

Navigating cannabis in the workplace – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Travelers adds telemedicine as workers’ compensation sector warms up to digital health – MedCity News, USA

April 15, 2018

University of Toronto criticized for poor handling of asbestos issues on campus – The Globe and Mail, ON

April 14, 2018

Workplace safety campaign addresses commercial fishing risks – Montreal Gazette, QC

April 12, 2018

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

A wise employer doesn’t try to judge whether employee is sick – Calgary Herald, AB

Union calls for nurses to be included in workers mental health legislation – Revelstoke Review, BC

Union ‘disappointed’ nurses left out of proposed PTSD legislation – News 1130, BC

April 11, 2018

Services and compensation to be made easier for first responders after traumatic incidents – CHEK News, BC

B.C. first responders to get better mental health support – Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC

First responders with PTSD to get more support from Victoria – News 1130, BC

April 10, 2018

Psychological safety not yet on the radar of most senior leaders – The Chronicle Herald, NS

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

April 8, 2018

Fundraiser set up for first responders – CityNews, 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 workers – CBC, PEI

Arland Bruce files concussion-related grievance against CFL and five teams – Ottawa Sun, ON

April 5, 2018

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

April 4, 2018

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

March 29, 2018

New Young Worker Industry Videos Introduce Health and Safety Topics – Workplace Safety North, ON

Cancer and trauma lead causes of injury and death claims among firefighters: Study – Vancouver Sun, BC

Hacking the Yukon – Yukon News, YK

March 28, 2018

Cancer the leading cause of death for Canadian firefighters: study – CTV News, BC

March 27, 2018

Employers report high satisfaction with P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board – Journal Pioneer, PEI

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

WCB in good financial shape as number of injuries decrease – Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK

How a Haitian asylum seeker was swept up in a shadowy industry of temp agency work – CBC 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’ Compensation – Insurance Journal, NY

March 23, 2018

Violence an increasing cause of injuries to health-care workers in Saskatchewan – Leader Post, SK

March 21, 2018

CFLPA files grievance against CFL related to player safety and rehabilitation – OHS Canada, ON

March 19, 2018

Legal marijuana will present challenges in the workplace: Regina lawyer – Leader Post, SK

March 16, 2018

WorkplaceNL beefs up coverage for people in stressful jobs – CBC 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 know – Manitoba Cooperator, MB

End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuit – Canadian Underwriter, ON

March 15, 2018

Your letters: WSIB is improving the return-to-work process – Toronto Star, ON

WorkplaceNL updates policy on work-related traumatic mental health issues – The Northern Pen, NL

Supreme Court declines to hear Arland Bruce III’s concussion case – Sportsnet, BC

March 14, 2018

For gig economy workers in these states, rights are at risk – CNN, USA

March 12, 2018

Guns in the workplace: What employers need to know – Anchorage Daily News, AL

March 11, 2018

Confronting workplace violence in Saskatchewan – Regina Leader Post, SK

Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital to be investigated for allegations of workplace safety, retaliation – Anchorage 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 work – Canadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Free career safety education being offered to Sask. youths – Regina 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 people – CBC News North, YK

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

Road construction crews fed up, protest unsafe work conditions – WSOC TV, NC

The Uberization of the economy is winning because of cucumber farmers – MarketWatch, NY

March 7, 2018

How mindfulness improved NB Power’s safety record – Globe and Mail, ON

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

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

March 6, 2018

N.L. employees not protected when reporting hazards: specialist – The Telegram, NL

March 5, 2018

Denver police physical therapist treats officers, saves city millions – KDVR, CO

March 1, 2018

There can be no other goal but zero – Pipeline News, SK

February 28, 2018

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

Shipping containers and propane tanks are an explosive mix – Times Colonist, BC

Uber’s comp-style program could feed into worker classification dispute – Business Insurance, NY

Why the approach to worker health needs to be more holistic – Globe 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 emerge – Daily Republic, CA

February 23, 2018

Baranyai: Platitudes won’t help traumatized responders – London Free Press, ON

February 22, 2018

Reused shipping containers’ ‘potential for explosion significant': WorkSafeBC – Vancouver SUN, BC

Startup raises $4.5 million to grow technology tailored to workers’ comp industry – Biz Journals, FL

Local physical therapist offering state-of-the art job performance testing – Lancaster Bee, NY

February 21, 2018

Nurse attacked by patient sues state hospital – Union Leader, NH

Workers’ Comp Bill Could Aid Injured Immigrants – WUSF News, FL

February 20, 2018

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

N.L. Liberals want to bump up injured workers’ compensation – The Telegram, NL

Amendments Will Increase Income Replacement Rate for Injured Workers in Province – Service NL & WorkplaceNL

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

Workplace injuries declining in Saskatchewan – Global News, SK

Construction workers more likely to die from opioid overdoses – Business Record, IO

Tanzania: Workers Compensation Fund Starts to Spit Fire – All Africa

February 18, 2018

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job – Toronto Star, ON

February 16, 2018

Gonzaga prayer service remembers lives lost on Ocean Ranger – The Telegram, NL

February 15, 2018

Inspection blitz results: New and young workers and hours of work – Ontario.ca

Workers’ compensation awarded for injury nine minutes before death – The Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

February 14, 2018

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

Safety First Cape Breton seeks nominations for safety awards – Cape Breton Post, NS

Union Pacific facing dozen lawsuits alleging cancer-causing substances in workplace – Omaha World-Herald, NB

Remember Jordan – Enform, AB

February 13, 2018

Alberta Firefighters See New Cancer Supports – Okotoks Online, AB

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

February 12, 2018

Rise in Toronto subway suicides takes a toll on TTC staff – Globe and Mail, ON

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

February 9, 2018

Judge rules GrubHub driver a contractor, urges protection for gig workers – The Mercury News, CA

February 8, 2018

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

Farm safety consultation extended – Red Deer Advocate, AB

February 7, 2018

Cold? What cold? In a Saskatchewan winter outdoor work just gets done – Prince 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 bullying – Global News, SK

Widow wants action after husband’s suicide while working for RM – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

February 6, 2018

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

February 5, 2018

Sask. rural municipality ordered to pay compensation for suicide of employee – CBC News, SK

Roadside worker deaths have ‘spiked,’ St. Thomas inquiry hears – CBC News, ON

Companies must protect workers in avalanche areas, says WorkSafeBC – CBC News, BC

Plant cooperating with WorkSafeBC following fire – Vernon Morning Star, BC

Compliance with health and safety regulations may not be good enough – Canadian safety Reporter, ON

February 4, 2018

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

February 2, 2018

WSIB launches innovation lab at Communitech –  Communitech 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’ legislation –  The Lawyer’s Daily, ON

January 30, 2018

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

January 29, 2018

6 dimensions of a positive safety culture – Canadian 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’ comp – KUSI News, CA

January 28, 2017

Nova Scotia Health Authority Report Speaks to Growing Workplace Safety Culture – Workers Compensation .com, FL

Trends in … eye protection – Safety & Health Magazine, IL

January 26, 2018

‘They need us right now': New mental-health foundation aims to help struggling farmers – CBC 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 workers – The Hill, USA

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

January 23, 2018

New support for firefighters welcome, says chief – Mountain View Gazette, ON

Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killed – Financial Post, ON

Monmouth to offer bonuses, free workers’ comp – Daily Racing Form, NY

January 22, 2018

VIDEO: The 2018 Bentall IV memorial – Journal of Commerce, BC

SuperFriend launches employer engagement framework – Financial Standard, AUS

January 20, 2018

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

More support for firefighters – Lethbridge Herald, AB

January 19, 2018

Female firefighters who develop reproductive cancers to get workers’ compensation – CBC News Calgary, AB

January 17, 2018

Data breaches for comp insurers inevitable, preparedness key: Experts – Business Insurance, CA

January 16, 2018

Facing Violence and Assault in Health Care – The Agenda (TVO), ON

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

CFL wraps up conference on player health and safety – CFL .ca

January 14, 2018

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

January 13, 2018

Analyzing Dustin Fowler’s Lawsuit Against the Chicago White Sox – Sports Illustrated, USA

January 12, 2018

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

Rates are down but leaders are up on workers’ comp changes – News4Jax, FL

January 10, 2018

Ohio imposes strict rule on workers’ back surgery, opioids – Star-Telegram, OH

January 9, 2018

ZUFIAW recognises Workers’ Compensation’s support – Daily Mail, Zambia

January 8, 2017

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

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

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

January 7, 2018

Road Safety at Work to highlight safety initiative this March – Truck News, BC

January 6, 2018

It’s The Most Wonderful (And Hazardous) Time Of The Year – Manufacturing 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 increase – Central Penn Business Journal, PA

January 3, 2018

Workplace benefits expanded to include chronic mental stress – Sudbury .com, ON

Massachusetts high court case considers workers’ compensation for newspaper deliverers – Mass Live, MA

January 1, 2018

Albertans start new year with new workplace protections – Global News, AB

Report reveals top safety risk for Ontario sawmill – CTV Northern Ontario, ON

For French news clips, please visit: L’indemnisation des accidents du travail en manchette – 2018

Click here for Workers’ Compensation in the News – 2017