News from our Members

  • Minister Davis Announces Reappointment of Chief Executive Officer at WorkplaceNL December 14, 2021

    Today, the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister Responsible for WorkplaceNL, announced that Dennis Hogan has been reappointed as Chief Executive Officer of WorkplaceNL.

    Biographical information is provided in the backgrounder below.

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  • WCB PEI: Experience Rating Program Changes December 13, 2021

    Changes will soon come into effect for the Workers Compensation Board’s Experience Rating Program.

    The Experience Rating Program offers a financial incentive to employers to invest in safety and work disability prevention programs by adjusting assessment rates based on their claims cost history.

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  • WCB Saskatchewan’s 2020-21 COVID-19 cost relief to conclude at year end December 13, 2021

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provided COVID-19 cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 claims in 2020 and 2021. This cost relief will conclude for accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur on or after Jan. 1, 2022. Accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur on or prior to Dec. 31, 2021 will still be eligible for cost relief, which means the WCB will cover claim costs.

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  • WCB Saskatchewan approves 2022 premium rates December 7, 2021

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2022 average employer premium rate of $1.23 per hundred dollars of payroll. This is the first increase to the average premium rate since 2004. The 2021 rate was $1.17. Despite this increase, the province’s premium rates remain among the lowest in Canada.

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  • WCB Nova Scotia implements mandatory vaccination policy (Dec. 3/21) December 3, 2021
    As one of the province’s biggest champions for workplace safety, WCB Nova Scotia implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for its employees effective November 30, 2021, as an important measure to protect each other and all Nova Scotians from COVID-19.
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  • WSCC Lay Charges under the Mine Health & Safety Act December 1, 2021

    On November 10, 2021 the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission filed nine charges in the Northwest Territories’ Territorial Court under the Northwest Territories’ Mine Health & Safety Act.

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  • WorkSafeBC: Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in effect December 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
    New and revised regulatory requirements are now in effect for combustible and flammable liquids, radiation dose limits, traffic control, concrete pump operators, blasting, arboriculture, and logging load securement.

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  • Recent Amendments to Workers Compensation Act November 30, 2021
    New amendments to the Workers Compensation Act were recently approved in the fall 2021 sitting of the Legislative Assembly that help clarify and modernize the current legislation. Among the recent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act and regulation changed to the indexation of compensation benefits, which would increase the amount of benefits paid to workers on long term benefits and survivors of fatally injured workers.
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  • WSCC Announce 2022 Employer Assessment Rates November 25, 2021

    The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (WSCC) has announced that the average employer assessment rate or base rate will remain at the same level as last year.

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  • WorkSafeBC reminding employers to prepare for emergencies, including evacuation and rescue November 16, 2021

    Employers must have plans to protect workers from impacts related to severe weather, natural disasters, and other emergencies. In response to another severe weather event yesterday — which caused flooding, evacuations, power outages, and road closures — WorkSafeBC is reminding employers of their obligations to be prepared for emergencies, including planning for evacuation, rescue, and re-entry, when safe to do so.

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