WCB Nova Scotia shifts to long-term remote workforce model (Oct. 7/21)

After more than a year and a half of working in a mix of at-home and on-site scenarios, WCB Nova Scotia will be moving to a hybrid working model for the longer term. When the pandemic forced closure of all public buildings in early 2020, WCB Nova Scotia employees, enabled by technolog
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WSIB reduces average premium rate by 5.1% in 2022

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today during its Annual General Meeting (AGM), that the average premium rate for Ontario businesses will be reduced by 5.1% for 2022, from $1.37 to $1.30. The announcement comes after the WSIB held 2021 premium rates at the sam
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WCB Nova Scotia achieves financial milestone, ending 2020 in funded position (Oct. 6/21)

After years of working from a place of financial imbalance, Nova Scotia’s workers’ compensation system is approaching financial sustainability as WCB Nova Scotia ended 2020 in a long-awaited improved financial position. After decades of being underfunded – meaning more benefits were o
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WCB PEI: Two PEI Youths Recognized for Excellence in Workplace Safety

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to announce that Elliot Fraser and Martina Ellis are the recipients of this year’s Safe Youth Award. The award, along with the $500 prize is presented annually to Prince Edward Island youth who demonstrate an understanding of occupationa
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WCB PEI – Employer Survey Underway

The Workers Compensation Board’s biennial Employer Survey is now underway. The telephone survey is being conducted by an independent research firm, Narrative Research, who will ask our clients about their satisfaction with our programs and services. Participation is entirely voluntary
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WorkPlaceNL: Soft-tissue injuries account for the majority of all workplace lost-time injury claims in the workplace

Over the past five years, musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), or soft-tissue injuries, have accounted for 68 per cent of WorkplaceNL lost-time injury claims and $96 million in annual claim cost. MSIs such as sprains, strains, and inflammation may be caused or aggravated by work, but can
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Assessment rates announced at YWCHSB annual information meeting reflect Yukon’s performance in workplace safety

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) held its annual information meeting today. The Board discussed operational highlights and the financial performance from the previous year, as outlined in the 2020 Annual Report. The report was released in May of this year.
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WorkSafeNB releases 2022 assessment rates

Fewer workplace accidents, better rehabilitation and return-to-work outcomes, and an improved financial position have resulted in a significantly reduced assessment rate for 2022, WorkSafeNB announced today at its Annual General Meeting. WorkSafeNB set its 2022 provisional average ass
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WorkSafeBC: Inspection reports now available online

WorkSafeBC inspections are an important part of ensuring health and safety in B.C. workplaces. During an inspection, a prevention officer will inspect your workplace and assess safe work practices in accordance with the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety (
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Accessing WorkSafeBC services and keeping workers safe during the wildfires

B.C. has declared a provincial state of emergency due to wildfires. WorkSafeBC encourages workers and employers to take steps to ensure they are able to continue accessing our services, and stay healthy and safe during this time.
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