News from our Members

  • WorkSafeBC: Day of Mourning commemorates fallen workers April 28, 2022

    Last year in B.C., 161 workers lost their lives due to workplace injury and illness.

    National Day of Mourning is observed every year on April 28 across Canada. Workers, families, employers, and others across British Columbia come together to remember those that lost their lives on the job, and to renew a commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.

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  • New poll shows Ontarians know their right to refuse unsafe work as we mark National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    90% of Ontarians say they know they have the right to refuse unsafe work

    Special commemoration to be broadcast on evening newscasts across Ontario tonight

    CN Tower and Niagara Falls among landmarks to be lit in yellow

    On this year’s National Day of Mourning, a new poll shows Ontarians know their right to refuse unsafe work and most are taking the necessary action to address safety concerns.

    According to the Leger poll* 90% of respondents said they were aware of their right to refuse unsafe work. When asked what they would do if they had a safety concern at work, 63% said they would raise the concern with management.

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  • WorkSafeNB: Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    On April 28 each year − the Day of Mourning − we remember those who have lost their lives on the job. Life-altering or fatal workplace injuries and illness are devastating and far reaching, significantly impacting the lives not only of the workers and their families, but also of their co-workers, employers and their communities.

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  • Nova Scotians Honour Workers, Families April 28, 2022

    The news release below was issued today by the Nova Scotia Government.

    On the National Day of Mourning, today, April 28, Nova Scotians come together to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness.

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  • WorkplaceNL remembers workers who lost their lives, were injured or suffered illness on the National Day of Mourning April 28, 2022

    Every year on April 28, WorkplaceNL remembers those who lost their lives, were injured or experienced illness due to their work for the National Day of Mourning.

    Last year in Newfoundland and Labrador, 18 people lost their lives due to their work – 3 from fatal incidents and 15 from occupational disease. In the past five years, 140 workers in Newfoundland and Labrador have lost their lives as result of workplace incidents or occupational disease.

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  • WCB PEI: April 28th is the Day of Mourning April 27, 2022

    April 28th is the Day of Mourning, honouring the memory of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. On the Day of Mourning, the Workers Compensation Board encourages all Islanders to show their support for those affected by workplace tragedy by:

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  • WCB PEI: Commemorating workers injured or killed on the job April 27, 2022

    Thursday, April 28th is the National Day of Mourning, a day set aside to honour the memory of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. On this day, and throughout the year, Islanders are encouraged to remember those we have lost and those affected by workplace tragedy, by raising awareness of workplace safety.

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  • Saskatchewan WCB releases 2021 operating results April 25, 2022
    • The WCB remains fully funded at 107.6 per cent
    • Workplace Total injury rate increases to 4.56 per 100 workers
    • Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate increases to 2.03 per 100 workers

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) remained fully funded in 2021 with the ability to cover the future costs of all claims in the system. The WCB’s 2021 annual report was tabled in the provincial legislature today.

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  • WCB distributes $95 million in surplus funds to Manitoba employers April 21, 2022

    For the fourth year in a row, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) is distributing surplus funds to employers whose premiums fund the workers compensation system. The WCB is able to provide this financial relief to employers due to the successful investment made in injury prevention and return to work programs, which results in fewer injuries and injured workers having a timely and safe return to health and work.

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  • WSCC: Public engagement on partnership funding for safety training April 20, 2022

     

    The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) is seeking input as it works to improve access to workplace safety training and certification.

    Under workplace safety legislation, all employers are responsible for providing the education and training workers need to do their job safely.

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