News from our Members

  • WCB NS: Changes to COVID-19 claim costs April 7, 2022
    WCB Nova Scotia is committed to doing our part to support workers and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Grounded in defining the pandemic as a disaster, under Section 115 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, early claim costs arising from COVID-19 were spread over the general collective liability. There have been relatively few claims for COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, but with this approach, any rate impact was absorbed by the employer base as a whole.
  • WCB NS moves to appointment-based service April 4, 2022

    WCB Nova Scotia is pleased to share that our Halifax and Sydney offices are reopening today, Monday, April 4, 2022, for in-person services, by appointment. An appointment-based approach will ensure the appropriate person is available, resulting in better, customized service.

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  • Preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace a priority for WorkSafeBC in 2022 March 23, 2022 Worksafe BC

    Last year, WorkSafeBC responded to 931 complaints of bullying and harassment

    Richmond, B.C. — Last year in B.C., WorkSafeBC received more than 3,400 enquiries related to bullying and harassment and responded to 931 specific complaints of bullying and harassment in the workplace.

    Of these enquiries, 17 percent came from the health care sector; 10 percent from hospitality; 8 percent from construction; and 8 percent from the retail industry.

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  • WorkSafeNB: Help us build a better workers’ compensation system March 15, 2022

    WorkSafeNB’s board of directors wants to know what the province’s workers and employers think about possible enhancements to worker benefits under the Workers’ Compensation (WC) Act.

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  • Support to Obtain Professional Designations in Disability Management / Return to Work | Saskatchewan WCB March 8, 2022
    • Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP)
    • Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC)
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  • WorkSafeBC: B.C. proposes new asbestos abatement requirements under Workers Compensation Act March 7, 2022 Worksafe BC

    The provincial government recently introduced Bill 5 – 2022: Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2022, which proposes new protections to help keep workers safe from the danger of asbestos.

    The proposed amendments include the establishment of requirements that asbestos abatement contractors must be licensed to operate in British Columbia, and that workers and employers who perform this work must complete mandatory safety training and certification.

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

    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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