Comparison of legislation definitions updated

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, ple
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New Brunswick Legislative Review

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.
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PREMUS call for abstracts on musculoskeletal disorders

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).
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Job Posting – Saskatchewan WCB – Ergonomics Specialist

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 o
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AWCBC Wins AASCIF Communication Awards

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 weigh
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WorkSafeNB: Talk safety with young workers

Gerard Adams, President and CEO of WorkSafeNB, is urging all employers and employees to make safety a priority this summer, especially for students working seasonally. Mr. Adams recently provided a commentary article to New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal highlighting the importance of
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Health Canada Updates Risks of Asbestos

Health Canada recently updated its website regarding asbestos risks. It removed the reference that chrysotile, a type of asbestos mined in Canada, may cause less health damage than other types of asbestos. To see the updated online information, see Health Canada’s website at: Health r
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WorkSafe Saskatchewan donation to CNIB from sale of Mission: Zero safety glasses

WorkSafe Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Weber Supply, 3M Canada and Federated Co-op donated $134,487.45 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind – Saskatchewan (CNIB), the largest single campaign donation the local office has ever receive
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Manitoba government introduces new PTSD legislation

The Province of Manitoba has introduced new legislation to recognize post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a work-related occupational disease for all workers. To learn more, see the Manitoba government’s News Release.
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“It’s Your Job!” Video Contest Winners

The national winners for CCOHS’s “It’s Your Job!” Video Contest have been announced. To see the winning videos, go to CCOH’s website at: It’s Your Job Youth Video Contest 2015.
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