AWCBC is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019!

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Centennials are a time to reflect on our history while looking towards the future. Canadian workplaces have changed significantly since the founding of the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada in 1919. (more…)

Anne Naser named President and CEO of WorkSafeBC

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WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors has announced that Anne Naser has been named as the new President and CEO of WorkSafeBC. (more…)

Trevor Alexander officially begins as new President & CEO of WCB Alberta

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Following his selection by the WCB-Alberta Board of Directors in January 2019, Trevor Alexander is now officially ‘on the job’ in Edmonton as the new President & CEO of WCB-Alberta. (more…)

Disability Management scholarship fund aims to improve B.C. Return to Work outcomes

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WorkSafeBC and the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences have announced a scholarship initiative designed to encourage and support students pursuing a career in disability management. (more…)

Province of Manitoba introduces Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act

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The Manitoba government has introduced proposed legislation that would strengthen penalties for serious workplace infractions, and improve the efficiency of services by modernizing The Workplace Safety and Health Act, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced. (more…)

Province of Manitoba introduces amendments that would create Institutional Safety Officers

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The Manitoba government is introducing amendments that would create a new institutional safety officer designation to better support security guards in hospitals and other public institutions with expanded authority, prescribed training and appropriate protections, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen has announced. (more…)

Trevor Alexander selected as new WCB-Alberta President & CEO

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Announcement from Grace Thostenson, WCB-Alberta Board Chair, to staff at WCB-Alberta:

I’m pleased to let you know the WCB-Alberta Board of Directors has selected Trevor Alexander as our new President & CEO, effective March 18, 2019. (more…)

WorkplaceNL launches new online Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course

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WorkplaceNL launched its new Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course this December, at Waterford Valley High in St. John’s, NL. (more…)

New Brunswick legislation eliminates waiting period by 2021, reduces 2019 assessment rate

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New legislation introduced in New Brunswick repeals the province’s three-day workers’ compensation coverage waiting period provision, in stages, with the initial elimination of one unpaid day effective July 1, 2019 and the complete elimination of the unpaid waiting period by July 1, 2021. (more…)

Six Manitoba safety organizations form the Industry Based Safety Program Council

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Six Manitoba Industry Based Safety Programs (IBSPs), along with their host organizations announce the formation of the Manitoba IBSP Council. (more…)