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

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.
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Province of Manitoba introduces amendments that would create Institutional Safety Officers

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 Cl
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Province of Manitoba introduces Workplace Safety and Health Amendment Act

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.
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AWCBC celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019!

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.
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Trevor Alexander selected as new WCB-Alberta President & CEO

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.
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WorkplaceNL launches new online Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course

WorkplaceNL launched its new Young Worker Occupational Health and Safety course this December, at Waterford Valley High in St. John’s, NL.
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New Brunswick legislation eliminates waiting period by 2021, reduces 2019 assessment rate

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
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Six Manitoba safety organizations form the Industry Based Safety Program Council

Six Manitoba Industry Based Safety Programs (IBSPs), along with their host organizations announce the formation of the Manitoba IBSP Council.
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Province and SAFE Work Manitoba launch new online course to prepare youth for job market

The Manitoba government and SAFE Work Manitoba are launching a new online Young Worker Readiness Certificate course to teach youth the basics about workers’ and employers’ rights and responsibilities for safety and health in the workplace.
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Cannabis legal, WSCC releases educational materials about impairment in the workplace

With cannabis now legal for recreational use in Canada, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut has released online educational materials aimed at employers and workers on impairment in the workplace.
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