News from our Members

  • PEI Student Places Second at National Safety Video Contest May 5, 2022

    The Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. is pleased to announce that Kiera Sharpley, a grade 10 student from Charlottetown Rural, has claimed second place in the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.

    The video contest challenged youth across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of health and safety at work.

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  • Safety and Health Week 2022 May 2, 2022 – A Message from WorkSafeNB’s Acting Vice President, Prevention Division May 2, 2022

    Because WorkSafeNB’s vision is Making New Brunswick the safest place to work, we are proud to support Safety and Health Week, May 1-7 this year.

    Safety and Health Week promotes the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home and in the community. At the end of the day, we work safely so we can come home to our family and friends.

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  • Long-term workplace safety culture continues to build in Nova Scotia May 2, 2022

    WCB to increase focus on ensuring both physically and psychologically healthy workplaces

    Nova Scotians spent less time off the job due to workplace injury in 2021 than the year before, but getting hurt at work still takes far too great a toll, accounting for 2,955 person-years of work lost to workplace injury, according to WCB Nova Scotia.

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  • WorkplaceNL seeking public input for 2023-2025 strategic plan April 29, 2022

    WorkplaceNL invites input from the public on important strategic issues impacting workers, injured workers, employers and the workplace compensation system as it develops its 2023-2025 strategic plan.

    Strategic issues have a direct impact on how WorkplaceNL can ensure a balance between fair compensation for injured workers, the financial interest of employers who fund the system, and long-term system sustainability.

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  • WorkSafeBC: Day of Mourning commemorates fallen workers April 28, 2022

    Last year in B.C., 161 workers lost their lives due to workplace injury and illness.

    National Day of Mourning is observed every year on April 28 across Canada. Workers, families, employers, and others across British Columbia come together to remember those that lost their lives on the job, and to renew a commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

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  • New poll shows Ontarians know their right to refuse unsafe work as we mark National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    90% of Ontarians say they know they have the right to refuse unsafe work

    Special commemoration to be broadcast on evening newscasts across Ontario tonight

    CN Tower and Niagara Falls among landmarks to be lit in yellow

    On this year’s National Day of Mourning, a new poll shows Ontarians know their right to refuse unsafe work and most are taking the necessary action to address safety concerns.

    According to the Leger poll* 90% of respondents said they were aware of their right to refuse unsafe work. When asked what they would do if they had a safety concern at work, 63% said they would raise the concern with management.

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  • WorkSafeNB: Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    On April 28 each year − the Day of Mourning − we remember those who have lost their lives on the job. Life-altering or fatal workplace injuries and illness are devastating and far reaching, significantly impacting the lives not only of the workers and their families, but also of their co-workers, employers and their communities.

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  • Nova Scotians Honour Workers, Families April 28, 2022

    The news release below was issued today by the Nova Scotia Government.

    On the National Day of Mourning, today, April 28, Nova Scotians come together to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness.

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  • WorkplaceNL remembers workers who lost their lives, were injured or suffered illness on the National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    Every year on April 28, WorkplaceNL remembers those who lost their lives, were injured or experienced illness due to their work for the National Day of Mourning.

    Last year in Newfoundland and Labrador, 18 people lost their lives due to their work – 3 from fatal incidents and 15 from occupational disease. In the past five years, 140 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador have lost their lives as result of workplace incidents or occupational disease.

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  • WCB PEI: April 28th is the Day of Mourning April 27, 2022

    April 28th is the Day of Mourning, honouring the memory of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. On the Day of Mourning, the Workers Compensation Board encourages all Islanders to show their support for those affected by workplace tragedy by:

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