Media Clips – 2020

22 December 2020

Ontario lockdown doesn’t do anything to help warehouse workers, says advocate – CBC

December 17, 2020

B.C. boosts enforcement of COVID-19 workplace safety – HR Reporter

December 16, 2020

Construction Workers Fatalities in Ontario, Canada On the Rise – OH&S

Amazon’s speed shouldn’t come at the expense of workers – The Star

December 14, 2020

Unsafe workplaces during COVID-19 taking huge toll on workers’ mental health – The Star

December 9, 2020

Quebec workplace COVID outbreaks outpacing those in schools and care centres – Montreal Gazette

December 07, 2020

The IAIABC Forum 2021 To Be Held Virtually – IAIABC

December 1, 2020

Incorporating COVID-19 Protections into Ongoing Workplace Safety Programs – OHS

November 29, 2020

Over 3,200 COVID-19 claims made to Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta since March – Global News

November 27, 2020

Saskatchewan WCB has received 232 COVID-19 claims from employees since start of pandemic – Global News

November 26, 2020

‘It’s an honour,’ as Kitchener small business named safest, healthiest in Ontario – CBC

November 24, 2020

New Brunswick weighs COVID-19 risks in Atlantic bubble with Nova Scotia – CBC

November 23, 2020

Thousands of Canadians getting COVID-19 at work – Yahoo Video

Workplace compensation claims reflect toll COVID-19 has taken on Canada’s workers – CBC

November 16, 2020

Ontario Protecting Agri-Food Workers and Food Supply Chain – Ontario Government

November 15, 2020

Ontario workplace injury board considers Afghan war advisers’ claims – CBC

November 10, 2020

Clearing the air: Identify and address breathing hazards – Plant

November 2, 2020

WorkSafeNB assessment rate dropping for 2021 – Global News

New mobile app helps employers in construction access WorkSafeBC’s COVID-19 resources on the go – Journal of Commerce

October 29, 2020

Canada begins consultations to improve living conditions for temporary foreign workers – The Pig Site / Global Ag Media

WorkSafeBC warns of complacency in face of pandemic – Times Colonist

October 28, 2020

Inside Quebec’s COVID-19 workplace inspection blitz – CBC

October 24, 2020

WSIB claims from LTC workers could be tip of the iceberg, union says – CBC

October 23, 2020

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Leading the Way with COVID-19 Workplace Safety Training – Gananoq Reporter

19 October 2020

Think you got COVID-19 at work? Consider a WSIB claim, expert says – CBC, ON

October 13, 2020

Governments Investing $26.6 Million to Further Protect Ontario Agri-Food Workers During COVID-19 – News Ontario

Safety statistics reveal ‘disappointing’ trends on workplace fatalities, injuries. 1,027 Canadian workers died of work-related causes in 2018 – OHS Canada

October 13, 2020

New study shows which medical procedures pose COVID-19 risk to health-care providers – Folio, AB

October 11, 2020

Public health won’t tell us which employers have COVID-19 outbreaks. But we obtained WSIB data to help paint a picture – Windsor News

October 7, 2020

The Provincial Government today announced the reappointment of Chair John Peddle and six representatives to the Board of Directors of WorkplaceNL – Workplace NL

October 4, 2020

Coronavirus can afflict the powerful. Yet food workers remain the most vulnerable – Washington Post

October 1, 2020

WSIB holds premium rates for Ontario businesses – News Wire, ON

September 23, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Leaders Recognized With IAIABC President’s Awards – Phillip Germain, CEO of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board – IAIABC

September 20, 2020

COVID-19 Infections Among Canadian Health-Care Workers Are Above Global Average – Huffington Post

September 17, 2020

Assessment Rates announcement reflects Yukon’s performance in workplace safety and return to work efforts – YWCHSB

Assessment Rates announcement reflects Yukon’s performance in workplace safety and return to work efforts – YWCHSB

One in 7 reported COVID-19 infections is among health workers – WHO – Chronicle Herald

September 16, 2020

N.W.T. and Nunavut workers’ compensation commission proposing new pension system – CBC, NT/NU

WorkSafeBC increase in calls as concerns rise over Metro Vancouver air quality, working outdoors – City News, BC

September 9, 2020

Yukon government updates workplace violence and harassment regulations – Yukon News

September 8, 2020

Quebec to lower acceptable limits of asbestos in any workplace – Montreal Gazette

September 3, 2020

Workplace linked to 1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in Ontario – HR Reporter

Global: Amnesty analysis reveals over 7,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 – Amnesty International

WorkSafeBC holding public hearing on proposed regulatory amendments – Journal of Commerce

September 1, 2020

WCB Nova Scotia releases 2021 employer assessment rates – Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

WSIB seeks to crown health & safety leaders among small businesses – Electrical Business

August 26, 2020

Public feedback released on changes to Yukon workplace safety, workers’ compensation acts – Yukon News

August 24, 2020

Under-reporting in injuries related to awareness of hazards, IWH report finds – Daily Commercial News

August 21, 2020

Preparing your workplace for a second wave of COVID-19 – Talent Canada

August 19, 2020

WorkSafeBC appoints Jeff Parr as new chair to board of directors – Journal of Commerce, BC

August 17, 2020

B.C. makes major changes to workers’ comp. Will fast-track implementation of COVID-19 presumption determinations – HR Reporter, BC

August 14, 2020

More than 700 COVID-19 workplace safety claims made at Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent farms – CBC, ON

Workplace safety claims now being approved for miners who got sick from inhaling McIntyre Powder – CBC, ON

August 12, 2020

CMHA reporting local drop in people in crisis reaching out for help – CHAT News Today, AB

August 11, 2020

Ontario Building Health and Safety in Indigenous Workplaces and Communities. Investment will support mental health and workplace safety programs. –, ON

August 5, 2020

Employers to get break on WorkSafeNB premiums in 2021 – CBC, NB

July 31, 2020

Nearly 400 COVID-19 safety rule violations found through WorkSafeBC inspections – CTV, BC

Nova Scotia’s Worker Compensation Board exploring continued work-from-home strategy – Global News, NS

July 28, 2020

High temperatures should put outdoor workers on alert: WorkSafeBC – CBC, BC

July 22, 2020

Construction sector split on Workers’ Compensation changes in B.C. – Journal of Commerce, BC

July 21, 2020

Study hopes to understand and minimize distress on health care workers during pandemic – CTV, ON

B.C. NDP stands by WorkSafeBC changes as business protests – Presuming COVID-19 infection job-related ‘contrary to medical science’ – Columbia Valley Pioneer

WorkSafeBC has found over 300 violations of COVID-19 safety plans – CBC, BC

July 17, 2020

B.C. boosts benefits for injured workers, but stops short of expensive overhauls – The Province, BC

Private gatherings, not bars, are driving rise in new cases, says Quebec premier – CBC, QC

July 16, 2020

McIntyre Powder serves as ‘cautionary tale’ about workplace toxins, says researcher – Northern Ontario Business, ON

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 stalls construction’s opioid crisis progress- Industry’s workers represent 55% of overdose deaths among employed people in B.C. – BIV, BC

July 14, 2020

Proposed changes to labour laws would increase workers’ compensation limits, make COVID-19 claims easier – CBC, BC

July 12, 2020

Requirement for N.B. restaurants to collect contact information raises privacy questions –, Q-107 NB

July 10, 2020

For restaurants, keeping track of COVID-19 rule changes is a challenge – CBC, NB

July 9, 2020

Ontario’s ability to identify workplace cancer risk is ‘grossly inadequate,’ study finds – The Record, ON

Bars hit with more restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus – The Record, QC

July 6, 2020

320 businesses written up for not following COVID-19 measures, WorkSafeBC says – CTV, BC

July 3, 2020

Saskatchewan WCB to roll out psychological safety strategy and resources – Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK

Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk – Global News, ON

June 29, 2020

Fifteen health staff get workers’ compensation – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

June 27, 2020

Record no. of worker compensation claims filed due to mental illness – Japan Today, JAPAN

June 26, 2020

Wearables market expected to boom, with benefits for workers’ comp – Insurance Business, NY

June 25, 2020

Fewer workers died last year compared to 2018, Saskatchewan WCB says – Moose Jaw Today, SK

June 23, 2020

Clearing the air on respiratory hazards – Canadian Metalworking, ON

June 17, 2020

BC Nurses’ Union says nurses with COVID-19 must have access to immediate coverage – My Powell River, BC

June 16, 2020

Medical Marijuana Reimbursement in Workers’ Compensation Systems – Legal Talk Network, CO

Theatres, concerts, cinemas to reopen throughout Quebec next week – Daily Hive, QC

June 12, 2020

WorkSafeBC proposes adding presumptive claims for COVID-19 illness – The Province, BC

June 11, 2020

WorkSafeBC told to investigate allegation of ‘culturally unsafe’ workplace at City of Vancouver – CBC News, BC

June 8, 2020

COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections – National Post, ON

C-suite leadership is the nagging gap in prevention – OHS Canada, ON

June 2, 2020

Landmark ruling deems employer liable for an employee killed by her partner while working from home – Women’s Agenda, AUS

May 30, 2020

Yukon agency reports ‘tremendous’ support for regulations on workplace harassment – CBC News, YK

May 29, 2020

WCB Nova Scotia announces further support for employers during COVID-19 – OHS Canada, ON

May 27, 2020

Safe Roads Campaign important reminder to drivers – CTV News, MB

May 25, 2020

BC Building Trades call for public inquiry into COVID-19 health and safety – Journal of Commerce, BC

May 20, 2020

Coronavirus reverberates through U.S. workers’ compensation market – Insurance Business, NY

May 14, 2020

Illness from coronavirus can be an occupational injury in Denmark: new guidance – Lexology, UK

May 13, 2020

The Workplace and COVID-19: Workers’ Compensation to the Rescue? – Forbes, NY

May 11, 2020

Ontario urged to follow B.C. with presumptive workers’ compensation for COVID-19 – Our Windsor, ON

May 8, 2020

The Uncounted – Toronto Star, ON

May 6, 2020

WSIB’s Rod Cook appointed to Pacific Coast University board of directors – PCU-WHS, BC

May 1, 2020

NCCI launches tool to estimate pandemic impact on comp – Business Insurance, NY

April 29, 2020

Labour leaders want action on COVID-19 outbreaks at Alberta meat plants – Radio Canada International, AB

April 28, 2020

National Day of Mourning commemorates workers injured or killed on the job – The Guardian, PE

WSIB marks national day of mourning – Breakfast Television (City TV), ON

Day of Mourning: N.W.T. and Nunavut continue to have highest workplace death rate in country – CBC News, NT/NU

Amid COVID-19, take time on April 28 to mark Day of Mourning – First Reference, ON

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 prompts Day of Mourning ceremonies to go virtual – Daily Commercial News, ON

April 22, 2020

WCB Manitoba giving back $37M to employers in province – CTV News, MB

April 21, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Manitoba Workers Compensation Board returning $37 million surplus to businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic – Global News, MB

Workers Compensation Board refunding $37 million surplus to employers to ease pandemic cash crunch – Thompson Citizen, MB

Workers Compensation Board returning $37M to help Manitoba employers – CTV News, MB

April 20, 2020

Regulators and Lawmakers Introducing Workers’ Comp to COVID-19 – Claims Journal, NJ

April 17, 2020

On National Day of Mourning, Sarnians encouraged to remember lives lost – Sarnia & Lambton County This Week, ON

No, don’t set up a coronavirus victims compensation fund: Workers’ comp is the fairer response – Daily News, NY

April 15, 2020

Employers warned over health and safety amid COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims – The Guardian, AUS

April 13, 2020

Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part II: Consequences for Failing to Comply with WorksafeBC Requirements – Mondaq, BC

April 10, 2020

Virus-Related Workers’ Comp Claims May Have Potential In NY – Law 360, NY

April 9, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Goes Virtual Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Progressive Grocer, IL

April 6, 2020

Province urged to make workers’ compensation automatic for essential employees diagnosed with COVID-19 – Toronto Star, ON

April 5, 2020

Nurses’ union calls for paid sick leave during self-isolation – CTV News, MB

April 2, 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation – Legal Talk Network, CO

April 1, 2020

WorkSafeBC announce guidance for employers wrestling with COVID-19 – Lexology, CDA

Comp sector faces security risks as it shifts online – Business Insurance, NY

March 31, 2020

Union seeks easier compensation for workers on COVID-19 front – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

COVID-19: WorkSafeBC posts guide on preventing exposure in workplace – Vancouver Sun, BC

Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery – Halifax Today, NS

March 30, 2020

WorkSafeBC works with industry to ensure safety – REMI Network, ON

Tribune editorial: Workers comp benefits critical amid pandemic – The Bismark Tribune, ND

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work – WIRED, USA

March 28, 2020

‘Officers are scared out there’: Coronavirus hits US police – CityNews, AB

March 26, 2020

WorkSafeBC reminds contractors, employees of rights and obligations around COVID-19 – Journal of Commerce, ON

March 26, 2020

Ottawa to issue new guidelines to keep workers safe during COVID-19 crisis – Toronto Star, ON

March 25, 2020

COVID-19: WorkSafeBC inspectors to enforce virus-transmission prevention at construction sites – Vancouver Sun, BC

‘I’ve never been so stressed’: Health-care workers in COVID-19 battle face PTSD, mental health issues – CBC News, ON

March 20, 2020

Protections sought for Burnaby grocery store employees amid COVID-19 crisis – Burnaby Now, BC

March 19, 2020

What does N.B.’s emergency declaration mean for businesses and workers? – CBC News, NB

Declare grocery store staff essential, provide access to protective gear, Manitoba union says – CBC News, MB

March 16, 2020

Driver Injured in Accident Not Eligible for Workers’ Comp After Failing to Wear Seat Belt – Insurance Journal, CA

Virus Impact on Comp Limited; Some Insurers Pledge to Cover Medical and Emergency Workers – Claims Journal, CA

March 12, 2020

Opinion: How to manage COVID-19 in the workplace – BC Business, BC

March 7, 2020

Minnesota employers need to think past hand sanitizer to protect workplaces from coronavirus’ effects – Star Tribune, MI

March 6, 2020

Governor announces workers’ compensation coverage to include quarantined health workers/first responders – Governor Inslee, WA

New app lets workers attend their workers’ comp hearings remotely – Newsday, NY

March 4, 2020

What happens if your employer tells you to stay home due to COVID-19? – CTV News, ON

What Are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus? – Harvard Business Review, MA

Productive Conversations Take Real Empathy – Harvard Business Review, MA

March 1, 2020

Coronavirus and the Workplace: What if the Boss Says to Stay Home? – New York Times, NY

February 29, 2020

Toronto man hopeful that federal government will fund mental health support for jurors – CBC News, ON

Julia Hearthway: Protecting black lung fund vital – Charleston Gazette-Mail, NC

February 28, 2020

COVID-19: Employer and Employee Rights and Obligations – Clark Wilson, BC

Farm Bureau outreach focused on new farm labor laws – Niagara-Gazette, NY

February 27, 2020

Father of P.E.I. man who fell at a construction site says ‘reality’ setting in, son unlikely to come out of coma – Journal Pioneer, PE

February 25, 2020

Foodora couriers are eligible to join union, labour board rules – CBC News, ON

Worker compensation claims drop in the U.S. with medical marijuana – The London Free Press, ON

February 23, 2020

Injured workers could be forced to pay gap fees for medical treatment – The Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

February 22 2020

WorkSafeBC says review of TNRD bullying/harassment policy part of ‘regular prevention process’ – Kamloops This Week, BC

February 21, 2020

Training doubled for flag people – NTV, NL

February 20, 2020

New and enhanced training for flagpersons, supervisors launching April 1 – CBC News, NL

Students, newcomers advised to think safety when entering the workforce – Coast Reporter, BC

February 19, 2020

At WCB-Alberta, a sense of caring is fundamental – Edmonton Journal, AB

February 18, 2020

Doug Jones Discusses Creating an Engaged Workforce and the Evolution of Workplace Health and Safety – KBRS, NB

10 health & safety takeaways from the cannabis industry – WSPS, ON

February 14, 2020

Medical marijuana linked to small decline in workers’ comp claims – Bizwomen, CA

February 12, 2020

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded – Yorkton This Week, SK

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board among Saskatchewan’s winning employers – HR Reporter, SK

Workers’ Compensation Claims Decline In States With Medical Marijuana, Study Shows – Marijuana Moment, NY

February 9, 2020

‘First responders of the internet’: Local content moderators sue Facebook, Cognizant over lacking mental health support – WTSP, FL

February 7, 2020

Access to medical marijuana tied to reduced workers’ comp claims – National Post, ON

Halifax firefighters call for expanded cancer coverage – The Signal, NS

February 6, 2020

Industry Perspectives Op-Ed: The Health and Safety Excellence program – building a safer Ontario – Daily Commercial News, ON

February 4, 2020

Exceptions to the Historic Compromise? Director Liability Under Provincial Workers’ Compensation Regimes – Fasken, ON

New regulations for Alberta farmers and ranchers now in effect – Everything Grande Prairie, AB

Column: Drivers not slowing down and moving over, putting road workers at risk – Lake Country Calendar, BC

Site C dam’s main builder fined almost $1M for ‘high risk’ worker safety violations – CBC News, BC

The future is now: how exoskeletons are changing Canada’s construction industry – CBC News, NS

February 3, 2020

Survivor benefits affirmed to fiancé, baby – Business Insurance, NY

February 1, 2020

Australia: The current bushfires and workers compensation – Bartier Perry, AUS

January 31, 2020

Saskatchewan launches new innovative safety strategy – Journal of Commerce, ON

January 29, 2020

First of its kind mental health app for police officers launches in Halton Region – CBC News, ON 

January 24, 2020

PODCAST: Data sharing protects workers – OHS Canada, ON

‘It’s really tragic’: why are coalminers still dying from black lung disease? – The Guardian, UK

January 23, 2020

WorkSafe: Sechelt woman hopes 4-year fight for compensation leads to change – Coast Reporter, BC

January 21, 2020

Flurry of marijuana bills could add complexity for comp, employers – Business Insurance, NY

Worker’s nail gun to head intentional: Nebraska Supreme Court – Business Insurance, NY

January 20, 2020

Manitoba group addresses road safety for workers – OHS Canada, MB

January 19, 2020

New website in the works to help Nova Scotia first responders with PTSD – The Signal, NS

January 18, 2020

New workers’ compensation rates confusing, says business chamber – NWT News North, NT

January 17, 2020

Why driving to work is killing Manitobans – CTV News, MB

City of Fernie sues refrigeration company over 2017 ammonia leak at hockey arena that killed three workers – Business in Vancouver, BC

Marijuana on the job: Some new twists in drug testing – The Press-Enterprise, CA

January 13, 2020

New Jersey Employee Wins Medical Marijuana Cost Reimbursement – Bloomberg Law, NJ

Justices Won’t Confront, for Now, Scope of Excessive Fines Clause – National Law Journal, NY

For public safety workers in Minnesota, PTSD among most expensive workers’ comp claims – InForum, MD

January 11, 2020

New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund Implementing High-Deductable Workers’ Comp Plan – Paulick Report, KY

January 8, 2020

Houlton police receive safety grant – The County, ME

Could new laws designed to protect gig workers actually hurt them? – USA Today, NY