News from our Members

  • Traumatic psychological injuries (TPIs): Immediate treatment for workers June 22, 2022

    WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce a new program to improve care and support for workers with a traumatic psychological injury (TPI). Starting today, the SUCCEED program will provide immediate treatment to workers with a diagnosed TPI applying for workers’ compensation benefits, even before their application is adjudicated.

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  • WCB PEI: Your feedback is requested on proposed benefit enhancements June 18, 2022

    The WCB requests your feedback on proposed amendments to the Workers Compensation Act and General Regulations to enhance worker benefits.

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  • WCB reports 2021 highlights at Annual General Meeting June 15, 2022

    The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) released its 2021 Annual Report at the virtual WCB Annual General Meeting this week. At the meeting, the WCB presented its financial results for 2021, as well as key metrics and initiatives related to health and safety, workplace injuries and return to work.

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  • Annual road safety awareness campaign now underway June 14, 2022

    WorkSafeNB is partnering with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, New Brunswick Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the New Brunswick Construction Safety Association on an annual safety campaign by reminding motorists to slow down while travelling this summer now that construction season is underway.

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  • WSIB doubles rebates for smaller businesses enrolled in its Health and Safety Excellence program June 6, 2022

    Eligible businesses also get $1,000 toward developing their action plan in 2022 | Retroactive double rebate applies for every topic completed since March 2020

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is sweetening the incentives for smaller businesses with fewer than 99 employees to invest in health and safety. A new pandemic bonus will double the rebates eligible businesses can earn for each topic they complete in the WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program.

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  • WCB Nova Scotia Board Chair bestowed special recognitions June 3, 2022

    WCB Nova Scotia’s Board of Directors Chair, Saeed El-Darahali, has recently been awarded three distinguished honours for his lasting contributions as both an esteemed business and community leader.

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  • Saskatchewan WCB’s 2020-22 COVID-19 cost relief to conclude at the end of June May 31, 2022

    For more than two years in 2020, through 2021 and through the first six months of 2022, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) provided cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 claims. The WCB will conclude providing COVID-19 cost relief for employers with accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2022. Accepted COVID-19 workplace injuries that occur prior to July 1, 2022 are still eligible for cost relief.

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  • WorkSafeBC: Last year, over 7,000 young workers were injured on the job May 30, 2022

    As summer approaches, WorkSafeBC is reminding young workers about their rights — and employers about their responsibilities

     As large numbers of young people begin entering the workforce for summer jobs, WorkSafeBC cautions that young and new workers are vulnerable to injury at work.

    In 2021, WorkSafeBC accepted 7,125 claims related to injuries from young workers. Injuries were most likely to occur in service-sector jobs (2,801 claims), followed by retail and wholesale (1,335 claims), and construction (1,258 claims). In the last five years, 16 young workers have died in workplace incidents.

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  • WorkSafeNB: Disability Awareness Week – May 29 to June 4, 2022 May 27, 2022

    Disability Awareness Week (DAW) continues the tradition of National Access Awareness Week first established in 1988 to promote better community access for people with disabilities.

    DAW was inspired by Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour 35 years ago. This year’s campaign is “Adapt – Improvise – Overcome!”

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  • Saskatchewan WCB shares 2021 results at annual general meeting May 18, 2022

    Today, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) shared an overview of the WCB’s operating and financial results at its annual general meeting (AGM), held virtually in Regina. The WCB’s executive team also provided attendees with 2021 workplace injuries and fatalities statistics and provided a plan that will transform the way customers are served at the WCB.

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