News from our Members

  • WorkSafeBC reminding employers to keep both indoor and outdoor workers safe from heat stress July 25, 2022 Worksafe BC

    With last year’s heat dome, WorkSafeBC accepted 115 claims for heat stress; a 180 percent increase over the previous three-year average.

    After a slow start to the summer weather, B.C. is now experiencing higher temperatures throughout the province. As temperatures rise, employers need to be aware of the risks to their workers — both indoor and outdoor — and implement measures to keep their workplaces safe.

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  • WorkPlaceNL Advisory: Working in heat July 25, 2022

    WorkplaceNL is reminding the public to take extra precautions when working indoors or outside over the next two days, as temperatures in many parts of the province are expected to reach up to 30 degrees Celsius, with Humidex values up to 36 degrees. These hot and humid conditions increase the risk of heat stress, especially for those who work in commercial kitchens, laundries, bakeries, construction and farming.

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  • WorkSafeBC: Need to send us a form or document for a claim? Try our new document uploader July 22, 2022 Worksafe BC

    Workers, employers, and health care and service providers can now submit claim-related documents online

    If you’ve been submitting claim forms and related documents to WorkSafeBC by fax, mail, or in person, we want to let you know you now have another option.

    With our new document uploader, you can complete fillable PDFs of most of our claim forms, sign your form if needed, and submit it all in one sitting — from the comfort of your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can also upload correspondence and other key documents.

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  • WSIB: Health care access now closer to home for people injured on the job in Algoma region July 20, 2022

    WSIB partners with Sault Area Hospital and Axia Health to provide assessment and specialized treatment services and reduce out of town travel for care

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today a partnership with the Sault Area Hospital and Axia Health, a division of North York General Hospital, to provide health care services to people with work-related injuries and illness in the Algoma region.

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  • WorkplaceNL seeks public input for 2023-2028 workplace injury prevention plan July 20, 2022

    WorkplaceNL seeks public input for 2023-2028 workplace injury prevention plan

    WorkplaceNL and the Occupational Health and Safety Division (OHS Division) of Digital Government and Service NL invites input from the public to assist in the development of a new workplace injury prevention plan for Newfoundland and Labrador for 2023-2028.

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  • WorkSafeNB appoints new president and CEO July 18, 2022

    Tim Petersen has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of WorkSafeNB.

    On behalf of WorkSafeNB’s board of directors, Mel Norton, chairperson, announced today that Tim Petersen has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer of WorkSafeNB. Petersen has served as acting president and chief executive officer since October 2021.

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  • WorkSafeBC’s preliminary average premium base rate to remain unchanged in 2023 July 14, 2022 Worksafe BC

    Sixth straight year that the average base rate will be 1.55 per cent

    WorkSafeBC announced today that the preliminary average base rate for 2023 will remain unchanged at 1.55 per cent of employers’ assessable payroll. This will be the sixth year in a row that the average base rate has remained at this level, consistent with WorkSafeBC’s goal of keeping rates stable.

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  • WSIB: We’re eliminating paper statements July 12, 2022

    Our online services are the best way for businesses to access their WSIB account statements anywhere, anytime.

    Starting in January 2023, we will no longer provide paper statements of account, premium rate statements or claim detail statements. These statements will now be available through our online services.

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  • WCB Nova Scotia: WorkShift Podcast: Episode 2 available (July 11/22) July 11, 2022

    Episode 2 of the WorkShift podcast is available for download.

    In recent years, the WCB has experienced an increase in complex workplace injuries, where the barrier to return to work is not a physical injury, but a mental health related issue. In this episode of WorkShift, you’ll hear perspectives on creating psychologically safe and healthy workplaces, and the roles we all must play.

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  • WorkSafeBC: COVID-19 claims costs and your 2023 insurance premiums July 8, 2022 Worksafe BC

    WorkSafeBC has received a number of enquiries on whether relief of costs to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic are being considered.

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