- WCB Distributes $71 Million in Surplus Funds to Manitoba Employers April 22, 2021
For the third year in a row, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) is distributing surplus funds to employers, whose premiums fund the workers compensation system. By continuing to invest in injury prevention and return to work programs, the WCB is pleased to once again provide financial relief to employers after a challenging year for all Manitobans.Continue reading →
- Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2020 April 21, 2021
Total injury rate decreases by 10 per cent and Time Loss injury rate decreases by four per cent
- 2020 Total injury rate was 4.46 per 100 workers
- 2020 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 1.78 per 100 workers
- 41 rate codes (84 per cent of rate codes with an injury rate) had a lower Total injury rate in 2020 than in 2019
- 90 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries
- WorkSafeBC: New videos focus on propane safety for food trucks and other mobile kitchens April 20, 2021
Three new videos provide tips on identifying and controlling hazards that lead to potentially catastrophic incidents and injuries.
When propane leaks from fuel tanks or kitchen equipment, it can build up and ignite, resulting in fire and explosion. These videos offer owner-operators and workers hands-on tips for mitigating these risks.
Food Trucks and Propane Safety video series
Hazards on the Move shows the steps you can take to make sure your propane tanks are safe before and after travelling to a new location.
Warning Signs outlines the warning signs that a propane system may be leaking, and what to do if you suspect you have a leak.
Soap Test demonstrates how to perform a soap test to make sure your propane system isn’t leaking.
Find more information and resources at worksafebc.com/propanesafety.
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- WCB PEI: Amendments to PEI’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and Fall Protection Regulations April 20, 2021
The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has introduced changes to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act General Regulations and Fall Protection Regulations.Continue reading →
- Safety is a Language We Can All Speak – SAFE Work Manitoba campaign April 15, 2021
Not all Manitobans speak the same language. That’s why SAFE Work Manitoba’s current social marketing campaign, Safety is a language we can ALL speak, underlines the need for all workers –Continue reading →
- WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches online psychological resource centre for Saskatchewan employers and workers April 14, 2021
Centre provides employers and workers with resources to help develop psychologically healthy and safe workplaces.Continue reading →
- WorkSafeNB: News Release – Notice to employers April 14, 2021
As a result of recent increases in COVID-19 cases in the province and growing concern over variant strains, WorkSafeNB is reminding employers of their obligations to follow Public Health measures to minimize exposure to COVID-19.Continue reading →
- WCB PEI: Satisfaction Survey Continues to Provide Valuable Information April 6, 2021
The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is pleased to release the results of the 2020 WCB Injured Worker Survey, which continues to show positive results in WCB’s service satisfaction index. The index is a composite measure of injured workers’ overall experience with the WCB, as well as their satisfaction with a variety of service dimensions including fairness, decision making and service delivery.Continue reading →
- Know a colleague who has gone “above and beyond” for the AWCBC? Nominate them before March 26, 2021! March 15, 2021
Now in its third year, the annual AWCBC ‘Above & Beyond’ Award honours special members who have contributed greatly to the Association, and in so doing, to the advancement of workers’ compensation across the country.Continue reading →
- WorkSafeBC: New High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives March 10, 2021
Information on how we will apply our prevention efforts to help employers effectively manage their risks is now available in WorkSafeBC’s 2021–2023 High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives.Continue reading →