News from our Members

  • WorkSafeBC warns of the dangers from falls at work March 3, 2022

    Last year, more than 4,000 workers were injured from falls from elevation

    Richmond, B.C. — WorkSafeBC is reminding employers and workers of the risks associated with falls at work.

    WorkSafeBC cautions that nearly every worksite has the potential for a fall, whether it’s from a roof, short ladder, medium-sized truck or a tall scaffold. Falls usually result from a combination of hazards, including working at heights without fall protection; not following safe-work procedures; slippery surfaces; and overexertion.

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  • WCB Nova Scotia: Workplace safety, return-to-work more important than ever February 23, 2022

    Omicron variant increases pressure on workforce as Q3 2021 results released

    HALIFAX, NS – As the Omicron variant continues to take a toll on Nova Scotia, its workplaces, and the healthcare system, WCB Nova Scotia says it has never been more important to prevent workplace injuries and help those who are injured return in a safe and timely manner. 

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  • WSIB to rebate up to $1.5 billion in surplus funds to Ontario businesses February 16, 2022

    Strong management protects support for people with injuries, maintains a responsible reserve, and rebates surplus to safe Ontario businesses 

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today a rebate of surplus funds totaling up to $1.5 billion to eligible safe Ontario businesses. The WSIB’s strong financial and operational management, along with its positive investment returns have led to a surplus in its insurance fund beyond the needed reserve. Recent legislative amendments by the Government of Ontario have made it possible to rebate surplus funds at a time when businesses are coping with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Sask. WCB welcomes two additional board members February 15, 2022

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to welcome two additional part-time board members, Judy Henley and Jack Brodsky, in 2022. They join the WCB’s current full-time board members – chair Gord Dobrowolsky, worker representative Garry Hamblin and employer representative Larry Flowers – to serve the workers and employers of the province.

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  • WSCC Lay Charges under the Northwest Territories Safety Act February 11, 2022

    On February 08, 2022, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed eleven charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Safety Act.

    The Northwest Territories Power Corporation is charged with multiple counts alleging violations of the Safety Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, including failure to safely maintain the facility, failure to ensure the health and safety of all persons at the facility and failure to correct unsafe conditions at the plant, as well as other offences.

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  • WorkSafeNB shares 2022-24 strategic plan February 9, 2022

    People are at the heart of everything we do. We value and care for our employees and we value and care for New Brunswick workers and employers. We are intrinsically linked, and everyone contributes.

    To view WorkSafeNB 2022-24 strategic plan, click here

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  • WCB PEI: Employers report high satisfaction with Workers Compensation Board February 8, 2022

    The results of the 2021 Employer Survey are in and the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to report that this year’s survey shows high results, scoring 83.4 in its service satisfaction index, down slightly from the previous survey in at 85.0. The index is a measure of employers’ satisfaction with a variety of service dimensions, including effectiveness, fairness and service delivery.

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  • WSCC Announces New Program to Recognize and Promote Safer Workplaces February 4, 2022

    The Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission (WSCC) is pleased to announce a new program – Safe Workplace. The Safe Workplace program will recognize employers for their safety performance, while supporting others to improve how they manage and prioritize safety.

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  • WorkSafeBC: January/February issue of WorkSafe Magazine February 3, 2022

    Read the latest issue of WorkSafe Magazine

    Features

    • Supervisors play pivotal role in safe hand falling
    • Preventing tower crane collapse
    • Are you prepared for an emergency

    Click here to download

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  • MyWorkplaceNL online service available for injured workers January 31, 2022

    WorkplaceNL has added new services for injured workers to its suite of online tools. MyWorkplaceNL is a secure, convenient online service where injured workers can submit a report of a workplace injury, view claim and payment data, live chat with a representative, view and print select information, order hearing aid batteries, submit expenses and send in other claim-related documents.

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