News from our Members

  • Saskatchewan WCB releases 2021 injury stats April 18, 2022
    • 2021 Total injury rate was 4.56 per 100 workers
    • 2021 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 2.03 per 100 workers
    • 27 rate codes (55 per cent of rate codes with an injury rate) had a lower Total injury rate in 2021 than in 2020

    The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) released its injury statistics today, announcing that workplace injury rates increased in 2021. The workplace Total injury rate for 2021 was 4.56 per 100 workers, a two per cent increase from 2020. However, from 2009 to 2021, the WCB’s Total injury rate has decreased by 51.1 per cent.

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  • WorkplaceNL Observes National Day of Mourning April 18, 2022

    Each year, WorkplaceNL observes the National Day of Mourning to remember workers who were injured or lost their lives due to their job.

    The day was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and since then, the Day of Mourning has spread to about 100 countries around the world.

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  • WSIB: New occupational disease review next step in reforming and streamlining system April 12, 2022

    MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions to lead review

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) are launching a new review of the occupational disease system to help strengthen and streamline the occupational health and safety system, and integrate prevention into the broader health system.

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  • WCB PEI: New and revised WCB policies April 8, 2022

    The WCB Board of Directors has approved the following:

    Information about the changes can be found in the History section of each policy. The WCB thanks all stakeholders who participated in the consultation process.

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  • 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

    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

    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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