- WorkplaceNL launches Safety Leadership Awards August 25, 2022
WorkplaceNL announced its new WorkplaceNL Safety Leadership Awards to recognize employers and workers who demonstrate leadership and a visible commitment to health and safety in workplaces in Newfoundland and Labrador. Nominations are open from August 25 to September 23, 2022.Continue reading →
- WorkSafeBC amends rules on the refusal of unsafe work so workers can make more informed decisions August 22, 2022
Employers are now required to inform workers about a previous work refusal before reassigning the work
Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) are coming into effect on Aug. 22, 2022, that will strengthen worker protections on the right to refuse unsafe work.Continue reading →
- WCB Nova Scotia: Safe + Secure – Keeping workers safe in the heat August 22, 2022
The August issue of our Safe + Secure e-newsletter has been sent to subscribers and is now available online. This latest issue has a special focus on working safely in the heat, no matter what industry you’re in.Continue reading →
- WorkSafeBC: Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in effect August 22, 2022 August 19, 2022
New and revised regulatory requirements are now in effect related to refusing unsafe work.
Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation came into effect on August 22, 2022. These amendments apply to sections 3.12 – 3.13, Refusal of Unsafe Work. A revised OHS guideline, G3.12, is also available with additional information and support.Continue reading →
- WCB Nova Scotia: WCB continues to build a strong and stable financial system for the future (Aug 17/22) August 17, 2022
As the funded percentage dipped in Q1, long-term approach remains key to sustainability
While market volatility has caused the funded percentage to decrease, WCB Nova Scotia says the system remains on a path toward financial sustainability.
According to the WCB’s Q1 Report to the Community, released today, the overall system funded level dipped just below 100 per cent during the first three months of 2022, after reaching more than 106 per cent at the end of last year.Continue reading →
- WorkSafeNB: Consultation – JHSC meeting minutes requirements August 11, 2022
WorkSafeNB has a legal obligation to review the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and its corresponding regulations every five years. This year marks the first review under this obligation.Continue reading →
- WCB Nova Scotia: Healthy workplaces are good for everyone (Aug. 9/22) August 9, 2022
Healthy workplaces balance physical and psychological health and safety, which is good for everyone.
WCB Nova Scotia is proud of the strong safety culture we have helped to build in our province. Building awareness is the first step in achieving change, and as work continues to keep workplaces and employees safe, the Healthy Workplaces campaign, developed inContinue reading →
- WorkPlaceNL Advisory: Per kilometer travel rate for injured workers adjusted to 42.94 cents for August 1 – 31, 2022 August 2, 2022
Effective August 1, 2022, WorkplaceNL adjusted the per kilometer rate paid to injured workers to help cover costs related to their injury. The new rate of 42.94 cents per kilometer is in accordance with government’s automobile reimbursement rates for using private vehicles at work.Continue reading →
- WCB PEI – Draft Policies for Feedback July 29, 2022
The Board of Directors has approved amendments to the following, in principle:
- POL-09 Hearing Loss
- POL-90 Time Frame Limitations for Claims Filing and Invoicing
- POL-93 Return to Work
- POL-117 Vocational Rehabilitation
- POL-85 Extended Wage Loss Benefits
- WorkSafeBC reminding employers to keep both indoor and outdoor workers safe from heat stress July 25, 2022
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.Continue reading →