Workers’ Compensation in the News – 2018

December 31, 2018

Decision will improve workers’ safety: YEU – Whitehorse Star, YK

WorkSafe Saskatchewan educating public about asbestos risks – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

New York Horsemen To See Drop In Workers’ Compensation Payments, Other Fees – Paulick Report, NY

December 28, 2018

History of Workers’ Compensation with John F. Burton, Jr. – Legal Talk Network, CA

December 27, 2018

Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Claims – Lawyers.com, NJ

December 21, 2018

Bankers Sitting for Too Long and Other Hazards – Lawyers.com, NJ

December 20, 2018

Surfboards count as ‘vessels’ under the Jones Act, and it’s creating big problems for workers’ comp – Washington Examiner, DC

Advocacy model may attract millennials to workers comp – Business Insurance, NY

December 18, 2018

Is workers’ compensation insurance ripe for disruption? – Insurance Business Mag, CO

December 17, 2018

Health and safety year in review 2018 – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

December 14, 2018

Vast majority of staff at Toronto jail afraid to go to work, report says – CBC News, ON

Football players association pushes province to allow access to workers’ compensation for athletes – CBC News, SK

December 13, 2018

Employers to pay smaller WorkSafe premium increase than expected – CBC News, NB

December 11, 2018

Insurance board to investigate rubber workers’ claims – CTV News Kitchener, ON

December 9, 2018

Haddad to head up safety association board – The Sudbury Star, ON

Seoul weighs compensation fund for wartime laborers – Asian Review, KOREA

December 8, 2018

Minnesota farmers learn to detect depression, embrace self-care – Duluth Tribute, MN

93 Stamford educators file claims over mold-related ailments – The News Tribute, CN

December 7, 2018

Former Corner Brook RNC officer says presumptive coverage for PTSD is a step in the right direction – Gulf News, NL

Local firefighters pleased with WCB Expansion – My Lloydminster Now, SK

Apportionment of liability under the workers’ compensation scheme in Alberta – Dentons, AB

Florida eyes California’s medical review process for comp savings – Business Insurance, NY

December 6, 2018

WCB coverage expanded for Saskatchewan firefighters – PA Now, SK

December 5, 2018

P.E.I.’s Workers Compensation Board average employer rates reduced – The Guardian, PE

Firefighters get presumptive coverage under new WCB law – Regina Leader Post, SK

December 4, 2018

Workers to qualify for coverage for PTSD diagnosis due to work-related trauma – CBC News, NL

Carpal tunnel syndrome over 3 times more common in women workers – BLR, TN

December 3, 2018

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, NDP calling on changes to workplace safety due to high deaths – Global News, SK

Worker gets benefits after resignation due to airborne contaminants – Canadian Safety Reporter, ON

November 30, 2018

Province takes step to ban mandatory high heels at workplaces in Alberta – CBC News, AB

Watch: Alberta bans mandatory high heels at work – Edmonton Journal, AB

November 29, 2018

Emergency beacons should be mandatory on all fishing vessels, says Senate report – CBC News, NS

Clearwater is latest Tampa Bay government to sue opioid industry – Tampa Bay Times, FL

Injured workers identify care concerns, satisfaction rates – Business Insurance, NY

Kula: Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952 to be abolished – New Straits Times, KUALA LUMPUR

November 27, 2018

New Brunswick to amend legislation to ensure ‘sustainability’ of WorkSafeNB – Global News, NB

Impairment in the workplace — What you need to know – Journal of Commerce, BC

Opioids In The Workplace: New Survey Shows Growing Impact And Increasing Need For Employers To Act Now – Business Wire, CN

California must improve conditions for the workers who help prevent fires – The Sacramento Bee, CA

November 26, 2018

Fishermen train for a rescue in an industry full of danger – CBC News, NS

Uncertain route to recoup workers’ comp overcharges – Leigh Valley Business, PA

November 25, 2018

Locked and uploaded: Employers use wearable devices to monitor, learn more about their workers – Chicago Tribune, IL

‘Enough is enough’: Attacks on staff, overtime hours rising at state psychiatric hospital – MDJ Online, AUS

November 24, 2018

A nurse left her workplace because of PTSD. Now, she’s helping change it – CBC News, NL

November 23, 2018

‘Distressing’ number of teachers assaulted in West Australia – The West, AUS

November 21, 2018

Head injuries and the CFL: Grievance and class-action suit still pending – Regina Leader-Post, SK

Gabriela Wolfe on the Legal Implications of Marijuana Use in the Workplace – Lexology, UK

Kentucky Lawmakers Want To Repeal Changes To Black Lung Workers’ Comp – WFPL, KY

War on Opioids Reaches Into Federal Workers’ Health Data – Bloomberg Law, VA

November 20, 2018

Agents at the Canada-U.S. border more susceptible to cancer, report finds – CBC News, ON

Should first responders injured on the job receive more than standard workers comp? – OWTAJ News, PA

November 18, 2018

Editorial: Employers should join opioid battle – Boston Herald, MA

November 17, 2018

World Rugby medical officer treats workers like top athletes – Financial Review, AUS

Pending workers comp bill will dramatically spike litigation, lawyer says – Prairie State Wire, IL

Bid to revolutionize workers’ compensation just got a $15 million boost – Startland, MI

November 16, 2018

Ontario workplace safety board reviewing Uber Eats following Marketplace investigation – CBC Marketplace, ON

November 15, 2018

High percentage of opioid overdose victims worked in construction industry, says StatsCan report – CBC News, BC

University takes collaborative approach to coming back from workplace injury and illness – UToday, AB

November 14, 2018

P.E.I. introduces legislation to tackle workplace harassment – The Guardian, PE

November 13, 2018

First responders forced to watch out for distracted motorists when tending to work – The Telegraph, NL 

New Digital Tool Aims to Improve Workers’ Compensation for Pharmacy Services – Pharmacy Times, NJ

Opioid Action Plan aimed at curbing misuse among federal employees – Safety and Health, IL

New Orleans pipe manufacturer not liable in death of temporary ‘borrowed employee,’ federal judge rules – Louisana Record, LO

November 12, 2018

Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting – My Sun Coast, NM

Workers injured on roads will have to choose between insurance schemes – Canberra Times, AUS

November 9, 2018

2019 N.B. workers’ compensation rates set to be highest in Canada – Global News, NB

Fredericton chamber calls on PCs to end ‘skyrocketing’ WorkSafeNB premiums – CBC, NB

Nova Scotia improves access to PTSD benefits – Cos Mag, CAN

November 7, 2018

New provincial safety grant gives farm employers a ‘helping hand’ – Alberta Farm Express, AB

November 6, 2018

Tesla’s on-site health clinic accused of undercounting worker injuries – The Verge, NY

November 5, 2018

Local woman spearheading effort to help injured workers – Blackburn News, ON

November 4, 2018

2018 Innovation Awards: Workers Compensation Automation – Business Insurance, NY

November 2, 2018

Emergency dispatcher tried to ‘brush off’ her PTSD, until she couldn’t – CBC Radio, CAN

November 1, 2018

Opioid use often persists in workers’ compensation claimants – Medical Xpress, UK

OPINION: No substitute for safety, or wearing a PFD – The Chronicle Herald, NS

October 29, 2018

13 psychological factors for workplace mental health – HRM Online, CDA

Quebec Provides Guidance on New Time Limit for Filing Complaints of Psychological Harassment – JD Supra Legal News, ON

Exhausted workers a danger on land, sea and air, transportation board warns – The Chronicle Herald, NS 

October 25, 2018

Federal anti-harassment and violence legislation receives Royal Assent – Canada Newswire, CAN

October 24, 2018

GUEST COLUMN: Want to improve workers’ compensation? Listen to the workers – The Telegram, NL

October 22, 2018

Updates to workers’ compensation rules just the beginning for helping Nova Scotia’s first responders: NDP – Global News, NS

October 18, 2018

Nurses deliver 24,000 anti-violence postcards to B.C. Health Minister – Terrace Standard, BC

October 17, 2018

N.S. to broaden PTSD benefits for first responders as of next week – The Chronicle Herald, NS

It’s still not ok to be high on the job: WorkSafeBC – Richmond News, BC

Cannabis now legal – but how will it impact your organization? – HRM Online, CDA

October 16, 2018

Right to disconnect from work has major support, says fed report – Workers’ Health and Safety Centre, ON

New grant program helps farm employers cover workplace safety costs – Calgary Herald, AB

October 15, 2018

Alberta adds reinstatement requirements to workers’ compensation obligations – Cos Mag, CAN

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy before pot legalization – OHS Canada, ON

Violent videos put journalists at increased risk of post-traumatic stress – Medical Xpress, UK

Union ready to fight too-restrictive workplace rules on cannabis – The London Free Press, ON

#AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for suvivors of workplace violence – Chronicle Herald, NS

What wellness issues are affecting contractors? – Building Indiana, IN

October 14, 2018

At least 29 Sask. rural municipalities don’t have legally required harassment policies – CBC, SK

October 13, 2018

Opinion: Health-care workers at risk for mental illness – Edmonton Journal, AB

October 12, 2018

Is loneliness the next employee wellness frontier? – Benefits Canada, QC

NIOSH Publishes Fact Sheet on Workplace Naloxone Programs – OHS Online, TX

October 11, 2018

Blanket ban’ on pot smoking for some workers could be challenged in court, union warns – CBC

Liberals eyed rules for cannabis use by workers, drug testing, documents show – Canadian Occupational Safety

Experts say more safety education needed for workers – CTV

B.C. government to register migrant workers and their employers and recruiters – Vancouver Sun

October 10, 2018

Medical marijuana industry sees boost ahead of legalization – but will it last? – CBC

WestJet bans staff in safety-sensitive jobs from off-duty cannabis use – Canadian Occupational Safety

The biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos: Our love of stone kitchen benchtops is killing workers – ABC

October 9, 2018

Toronto police officers can’t use cannabis within 28 days of working – Toronto Star

“Making the invisible visible” The 20th ILO International Conference of Labour Statisticians opens in Geneva – ILO

Experts express concern about refinery safety in wake of Irving blast – Canadian Occupational Safety

October 8, 2018

Post-traumatic stress disorder rising among British military veterans, study suggests – Telegraph, UK

Elephant leadership in safety can completely silence those who know better – EHS Today

Opinion: Small businesses dealing with workers and opioids – Cincinnati.com

October 5, 2018

A look at four benefits plan models for covering medical marijuana – Benefits Canada

October 4, 2018

Rescue training operation helps agencies work together while raising awareness about workplace mental health – The Telegram

Nova Scotia opens Office of Workplace Mental Health Office – Canadian Occupational Safety

October 3, 2018

Increases to Penalties under WA Occupational Health and Safety Legislation – The National Law Review

October 2, 2018

8 keys to developing a successful return to work program – Benefit News

A Culture of Safety Ownership – EHS Today

Overwork linked to higher risks of diabetes in women, not men: Study – Canadian Occupational Safety

October 1, 2018

Supporting healthcare workers’ mental health is good for patient care – The Globe and Mail

The ROI on fostering a psychologically safe workplace – HRM Online

OSHA and DOT Law – Which Apply to Facility and Operations and When? – Occupational Health and Safety

September 28, 2018

The Issue with Stress – EHS Today

September 27, 2018

Hospital security guards facing increased violence due to meth crisis – Canadian Occupational Safety

Canada Set to Address Workplace Bullying & Harassment – When the Abuser goes to work

September 26, 2018

Province removing WCB from summary accounts – Winnipeg Sun, MB

Work-related cancers: Growing demand for urgent action  The Parliament Magazine

Workers groups cry foul as WSIB celebrates financial milestone – Toronto Star

September 25, 2018

Workplace violence growing in education sector, study finds – Workers Health and Safety Centre

September 24, 2018

Learning to Live With the New Silica Rule – EHS Today

September 20, 2018

WorkSafeBC launches kitchen safety campaign featuring Fairmont Chateau’s Isabel Chung – Pique News Magazine

September 19, 2018

Time for B.C. to modernize workplace rights to include gig economy workers – The Province

Why Precarious Work Threatens the Health of Millennials – The Tyee

EAP mental health enquiries have risen by almost a third since 2017 – Employee Benefits

Ombudsman mulls new probe after 3 Ontario police suicides – Canadian Occupational Safety

Flexible work may boost employee performance: report – Human Resource Director

September 18, 2018

The realities of workplace violence for emergency nurses – The Hill

SLC 2018 Q&A: The Safety Professional’s Role in Preventing Workplace Bullying – EHS Today

All but one of 10 workers injured in crash between bus and truck out of hospital – OHS Canada

September 17, 2018

New Brunswick passes workplace violence, harassment legislation – Canadian Occupational Safety

Mental health matters – Truck News

September 15, 2018

You shouldn’t have to risk your life just to have a job – New West Record

September 14, 2018

What Happens When Gig-Economy Workers Become Employees – The Atlantic

September 13, 2018

Legal, medical cannabis still posing challenges for employers: Survey – Canadian Occupational Safety

Can you tell if your employees have poor mental health? – Human Resources Director

Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Employee Safety During Hurricane Season – EHS Today

September 12, 2018

Medical marijuana system will continue after legalization, says Health Canada – CBC

September 10, 2018

Fighting sexual harassment helps women rise through ranks: PM – CTV News

Worker Shortage and Opioids Endanger Construction Safety – EHS Today

September 9, 2018

Learning to adapt to the growing gig economy – Plant

September 6, 2018

Amendments to Quebec’s Act Respecting Labour Standards: Employers, please fasten your seat belts – Employment Law Today

September 5, 2018

What’s new in policy? Bill 30 amends the Workers’ Compensation Act and includes a number of new provisions – Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta

September 4, 2018

Commemorative coin will mark passing of P.E.I.’s Bill 102 – The Guardian, PE

WCB Nova Scotia releases 2019 employer assessment rates – Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

The Gig Economy Is Hurting Millennials’ Mental Health: Study – Huffington Post, ON

August 31, 2018

Women in education sector at greater risk of workplace violence But men in health care more likely to have lost-time claims due to assault – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

August 29, 2018

WorkplaceNL minister, industry meeting on safety, compensation matters – Cos Mag, CAN

WorkSafeBC report: Employers failed to protect workers killed in ammonia leak – CTV News, BC

Canada: The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation And The Duty To Accommodate – Mondaq, CAN

August 24, 2018

Campaign calling on health care workers to report workplace violence – Regina Leader-Post, SK

August 22, 2018

Hearing-test data reveals steady rise in hearing loss among oil and gas drilling workers – Voice, BC

August 21, 2018

Physical violence more common in healthcare facilities than hacking and cyber attacks, survey shows – Healthcare Finance News, IL

Fitch Report: Weakened Workers Compensation Results in 2019 – Insurance Journal, NY

Truck driving rates as most dangerous job, study finds – Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

August 20, 2018

What does the Alberta NDP’s victory on farm safety mean for its chances in rural areas? – National Post, AB

August 16, 2018

One of Alberta’s highest-paid public servants leaving post at WCB – Edmonton Journal, AB

Opioids Top the Drug List in California Workers’ Comp Polypharmacy Claims – California Workers’ Compensation Institute, CA

August 15, 2018

N.S. family’s lawsuit in workplace death could set precedent – CBC News, NS

Massachusetts to explore potential link between opioid deaths and comp – Business Insurance, NY

August 14, 2018

Worker’s Compensation Insurers Face Rise in Car Accidents – Fender Bender, MN

August 13, 2018

Riskiest workplaces to get extra safety support – My Business, AUS

August 6, 2018

Substitute hurt in Texas shootings calls for more training – LTMonline, TX

Uber driver insurance program not workers comp, but provides similar benefits – Business Insurance, NY

National support network needed for police mental health, federation says – Canberra Times, AUS

August 3, 2018

Be good to yourself: Lessons learned after four weeks of stress leave – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

July 30 2018

P.E.I. employers may soon be required to develop workplace harassment policy – The Guardian, PE

July 28, 2018

Workers comp claims soar in Correction Department – NY Post, NY

July 27, 2018

Industry Voices: Workplace safety improves in B.C. – Journal of Commerce, BC

July 25, 2018

PTSD awareness lip-sync videos go viral – Vernon Morning Star, BC

Proposed WorkSafeNB rates could reach highest in Canada – CBC News, NB

Proposal to add workplace harassment to workplace safety legislation – CBC News, PEI

Fernie Memorial Arena worker deaths caused by aging equipment failure, poor decisions: report – CBC News, BC

How ‘a couple of Alberta boys’ developed a potentially lifesaving coverall modification – CBC News, AB

Hospital consolidation, Medicare set-asides spur workers’ comp hikes in Florida, nationwide – Watchdog.org, FL

July 23, 2018

Furor gives way to compromise on farm safety rules – Alberta Farmer, AB

Stress a daily companion for transit drivers – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Seattle council approves ‘bill of rights’ for domestic workers – KOMO News, WA

Employers would be granted some relief from asbestos lawsuits under proposed Pa. law – Penn Record, PA

July 19, 2018

WorkSafeNB rates plummeted before so-called skyrocketing, says ombud – CBC News, NB

July 17, 2018

WorkSafeNB task force report submitted – Government of New Brunswick

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf releases guidelines on prescribing opioids to injured workers – The Morning Call, PA

Colorado denies widow half of late husband’s workers’ compensation due to his marijuana use – Denver Post, CO

Stress leave, workers compensation up fourfold for Tasmanian child protection workers – ABC News, AUS

July 15, 2018

P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board indicates duration for claims down – The Guardian, PE

July 12, 2018

Alta. opposition off base on farm safety legislation – The Western Producer, AB

July 13, 2018

RNC officer on verge of quitting finds ‘dream job’ with mounted unit – CBC News, NL

July 11, 2018

Injured Claimant Entitled to Medical Marijuana, Workers’ Comp Judge Rules – Law.com, NY

July 8, 2018

Farm safety association appoints first executive director – Edmonton Journal, AB

CFL players deserve full care for on-field injuries, not one-year coverage – The Province, BC

Workers Compensation Board announces new grant program – The Guardian, PE

How outdoor workers are staying safe in P.E.I.’s hot weather – CBC News, PE

July 5, 2018

Workplace stress a main cause of mental health issues, study finds – Globe and Mail, ON

Pinnacol’s Cake leverages microservices and AI to bring workers’ comp to small business – Digital Insurance, NY

Offshore training puts people in real-life simulations – CBC News, NL

Falls sending more Canadians to hospital: report – CTV News, ON

Workplace Injuries Due To Falls Spike Across Country – VOCM, NL

July 1, 2018

The Far-Reaching, Positive Impact of Workplace Drug Testing – OHS Online, TX

June 29, 2018

NYC drivers for Uber, other apps to get vision care coverage – The Washington Post, DC

New rules for California workplace injuries, illnesses – North Bay Business Journal, CA

June 26, 2018

Cache Creek adopts new flood workplace policy after death of Fire Chief Clayton Cassidy – CBC News, BC

Outgoing Hill staffer calls for workplace culture shift after suicide attempts – CBC News, ON

IHSA and OSWCA issue joint statement on recent workplace fatalities – Daily Commercial News, ON

June 25, 2018

Late Victoria fire chief remembered for his quiet dedication, leadership – Saanich News, BC

How much should I pay my retiring dad? – American Agriculturalist, TX

Burn Pits are the New Agent Orange: The Limited Circle of Concern for Pollution Victims of War – Verdict Justia, CA

June 23, 2018

Civilian contractors, civilian government employees facing difficult situations after burn pit exposure – KDH News, TX

June 22, 2018

Proposed Revision of the Workers Compensation Act – Government of British Columbia, BC

New West pub fined after line cook dies of meat slicer injury – CTV News, BC

California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Exploring Blockchain, Behavioral Science – Insurance Journal, CA

June 19, 2018

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary to start criminal investigation at every workplace where serious injury, death occur – CBC News, NL

Usamate explains delay in workers’ compensation cases – Fiji Times, Fiji

June 18, 2018

WorkCover warns employers not to attend medical appointments for injured workers – ABC News, AUS

June 16, 2018

France Telecom suicides: Former bosses face trial – BBC News, UK

June 15, 2018

Sleepy workers lead to workplace dangers – The Denver Channel, CO

June 14, 2018

Ontario workplaces are 1.6% safer than last year: WSIB – PLANT, ON

The horrific double standard in South Australia’s workers’ compensation laws – In Daily, AUS

June 13, 2018

Safety on the rise for Ontario construction workers, WSIB reports – On-Site Mag, ON

Employers seek safeguards against pot-related risks in workplace – CBC News, ON

June 12, 2018

Supreme Court ‘put employers on notice’ they’re responsible for workplace deaths, harassment – even for people who aren’t their employees – The Star Vancouver, BC

11 years after trooper’s death, Lockport widow seeking 9/11 compensation – Buffalo News, NY

June 11, 2018

Lola the Vancouver Fire Trauma Dog Will Help Her Human Colleagues Cope With Stress – Advocator, BC

June 10, 2018

Vancouver Fire introducing trauma dog to help members with mental health issues – News 1130, BC

Injuries during lunch breaks to count as workplace accidents – Korea Herald, KOR

June 8, 2018

California workers’ comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spending – San Francisco Chronicle, CA

Perth parents keep students home from public school after repeated violent outbursts – The West, AUS

June 6, 2018

Alberta farmers waiting ‘with bated breath’ for new rules covering young hired hands – The Star Calgary, AB

June 5, 2018

PTSD Bill Welcomed – CKPG Today, BC

Ohio comp rate reduction program targets safety at small workplaces – Business Insurance, NY

Workers’ compensation for the birds or the bees, but not both – The Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

June 4, 2018

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Workers’ Compensation Order Against Site Owner – Lexology, BC

Study: Time off, lawyers push Illinois workers compensation costs up – Illinois News Network, IL

June 3, 2018

Workplace NL Wants PRIME Feedback – VOCM, NL

May 30, 2018

New WorkSafeNB CEO determined to tackle rising premiums charged to employers – CBC News, NB

May 28, 2018

Workplace bullying, harassment targeted in OHS changes – Edmonton Journal, AB

May 26, 2018

Staff injuries caused by students up 50 percent this year for Fargo’s public schools – WDAY 6, ND

May 23, 2018

Cameras could keep road construction crews alive, safety advocate says – CBC News, NL

Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation: Burning Questions That Need Answers – The Legal Intelligencer, PA

Accidents in Construction industry second to those in mining sector – Lusaka Times, Zambia

Bill to raise workers’ compensation caps – The Guam Daily Post, Guam

May 22, 2018

PTSD now covered under P.E.I. Workers Compensation Act – Journal Pioneer, PEI

May 21, 2018

Former players say Seahawks foil injury claims filed with state – King5, WA

Work falls: Employers face on-the-spot fines if safety ignored – The Riot Act .com, AUS

May 18, 2018

SCC upholds claim of workers compensation against a non-employer – Canadian Lawyer Magazine, ON

Supreme Court affirms workers’ compensation board’s authority to impose fine on forestry company – The Lawyer’s Daily, ON

Blockchain will have major role in aiding comp transactions, expert says – Business Insurance, NY

May 17, 2018

‘It’s hard on everybody:’ Port Hood, N.S. mourns fishermen’s deaths – COS-MAG, CDA

May 16, 2018

Medical Marijuana Loses its Appeal – The Skinny on Skinner Part 1 – Lexology, CDA

Widow’s campaign for justice – Farnham Herald, UK

May 14, 2018

Vancouver Police Department steps up enforcement in support of roadside-worker safety – CNW, BC

Safety champions to receive awards in Sydney – Cape Breton Post, NS

After Caviar courier’s death, what about gig workers’ rights? – The Inquirer, PA

May 11, 2018

N.S. nurses use TV ads to sound alarm over workplace violence – CTV News, Atlantic

May 10, 2018

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand – CTV News, CDA

May 8, 2018

Can we predict psychological health risks in the workplace? – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Safety leaders gather on P.E.I. for annual conference  The Guardian, PE

Province broadens access to mental health services and compensation for first responders – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal, BC

Miss Tennessee to speak on opioid crisis at Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Conference – Herald Chronicle, TN

May 4, 2018

P.E.I. government introduces new PTSD legislation, despite private member’s bill – The Guardian, PE

Georgetown County School District buzzing over new drone – WPDE News, SC

May 3, 2018

B.C. nurses rally over inclusion in PTSD bill – Terrace Standard, BC

May 2, 2018

27 Saskatchewan workplace deaths in 2017 ‘unacceptable’: WCB – Global News, SK

Editorial: Eliminate need for Day of Mourning – Salmon Arm Observer, BC

A California ruling threatens the gig economy – Wired, CA

April 28, 2018

N.L.’s lost-time injury rate at all-time low, but hearing loss continues to rise – CBC News, NL

April 27, 2018

Marking National Day of Mourning – Breakfast Television, ON

Baranyai: Workplace training key for safety of newcomers – The London Free Press, ON

Wolf vetoes workers comp prescription drug bill – The Morning Call, PA

April 26, 2018

Three years after a trench collapse killed a 55-year-old labourer in Edmonton, a $50,000 donation in his name is bringing change – The Star, AB

Opinion: Compensate victims of workplace bullying – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Concern on Tasmanian farms over rising costs for Workers Compensation – ABC.net, AUS

Workers injured in production facilities a tale as old as time – San Francisco Examiner, CA

April 25, 2018

Cannabis policy in high demand for Saskatchewan businesses – CBC News, SK

LETTERS: A mother remembers the loss of a son to workplace fatality – Manitoulin Expositor, ON

Workers’ Comp System Hit By Opioid Crisis – WGCU News, FL

April 24, 2018

Opinion | Harassment and violence should never be part of the job – Toronto Star, ON 

NCCI Examines the Impact of Opioids on the Workers Compensation System – PR Newswire, USA

April 23, 2018

Workers’ compensation, 1918: the beginnings – NB Media Co-op, NB

Increased violence at Sask. health-care facilities prompts security review – Regina Leader-Post, SK

Managing an employee with mental health issues – what you need to know – Human Resources Director, AUS

Fight against opioids impacts workers’ comp spending, myMatrixx report finds – Biz Journals, FL

Fighting the opioid crisis in workers’ compensation – Bladen Journal, NC

April 21, 2018

N.L. employees may need ‘device break’ – The Telegram, NL

WCB changes could impact some carriers – Truck News, AB

April 20, 2018

Day of mourning – Castanet, BC

April 19, 2018

Wearable device logs workforce twists and turns – Business Insurance, CA

April 18, 2018

Public servant sacked for criticising refugee policy on Twitter wins workers compensation case – News.com, AUS

April 17, 2018

Navigating cannabis in the workplace – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Travelers adds telemedicine as workers’ compensation sector warms up to digital health – MedCity News, USA

April 15, 2018

University of Toronto criticized for poor handling of asbestos issues on campus – The Globe and Mail, ON

April 14, 2018

Workplace safety campaign addresses commercial fishing risks – Montreal Gazette, QC

April 12, 2018

Dealing with workplace psychological stress now a bigger priority for WorkplaceNL, CEO tells Corner Brook conference – The Western Star, NL

A wise employer doesn’t try to judge whether employee is sick – Calgary Herald, AB

Union calls for nurses to be included in workers mental health legislation – Revelstoke Review, BC

Union ‘disappointed’ nurses left out of proposed PTSD legislation – News 1130, BC

April 11, 2018

Services and compensation to be made easier for first responders after traumatic incidents – CHEK News, BC

B.C. first responders to get better mental health support – Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC

First responders with PTSD to get more support from Victoria – News 1130, BC

April 10, 2018

Psychological safety not yet on the radar of most senior leaders – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Dangerous profession: nursing home assistants report three times the injuries of other workers – McKnight’s, OH

April 8, 2018

Fundraiser set up for first responders – CityNews, SK

After The Sirens – CBC Docs POV, CAN

April 6, 2018

Opposition MLA questions why government didn’t act on bill extending PTSD support to workers – CBC, PEI

Arland Bruce files concussion-related grievance against CFL and five teams – Ottawa Sun, ON

April 5, 2018

Kicked, bit, and hit, Ontario nurses want people to know about the violence they face – CBC News, ON

April 4, 2018

Union says Durham’s response to city workers robbed on the job falls short – Herald Sun, NC

March 29, 2018

New Young Worker Industry Videos Introduce Health and Safety Topics – Workplace Safety North, ON

Cancer and trauma lead causes of injury and death claims among firefighters: Study – Vancouver Sun, BC

Hacking the Yukon – Yukon News, YK

March 28, 2018

Cancer the leading cause of death for Canadian firefighters: study – CTV News, BC

March 27, 2018

Employers report high satisfaction with P.E.I. Workers Compensation Board – Journal Pioneer, PEI

Workplace deaths and injuries dropped in 2017, but there’s a long way to go to Mission: Zero – Regina Leader-Post, SK

WCB in good financial shape as number of injuries decrease – Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK

How a Haitian asylum seeker was swept up in a shadowy industry of temp agency work – CBC News, QC

If a truck falls on a mechanic, is that “use” of motor vehicle? – Canadian Underwriter, ON

March 26, 2018

How Trump Policies Contribute to Dire Scenario for Workers’ Compensation – Insurance Journal, NY

March 23, 2018

Violence an increasing cause of injuries to health-care workers in Saskatchewan – Leader Post, SK

March 21, 2018

CFLPA files grievance against CFL related to player safety and rehabilitation – OHS Canada, ON

March 19, 2018

Legal marijuana will present challenges in the workplace: Regina lawyer – Leader Post, SK

March 16, 2018

WorkplaceNL beefs up coverage for people in stressful jobs – CBC News, NL

The RNC Welcomes Changes to Workplace NL that Recognizes Mental Health – Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, NL

Injured on the farm? Farm Safety Program wants to know – Manitoba Cooperator, MB

End of the line for CFL player’s concussion lawsuit – Canadian Underwriter, ON

March 15, 2018

Your letters: WSIB is improving the return-to-work process – Toronto Star, ON

WorkplaceNL updates policy on work-related traumatic mental health issues – The Northern Pen, NL

Supreme Court declines to hear Arland Bruce III’s concussion case – Sportsnet, BC

March 14, 2018

For gig economy workers in these states, rights are at risk – CNN, USA

March 12, 2018

Guns in the workplace: What employers need to know – Anchorage Daily News, AL

March 11, 2018

Confronting workplace violence in Saskatchewan – Regina Leader Post, SK

Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital to be investigated for allegations of workplace safety, retaliation – Anchorage Daily News, AL

March 10, 2018

How is Hattiesburg making employee safety a top priority and saving taxpayers money? – Hattiesburg American, MS

March 9, 2018

Atlantic Canada addressing return to work – Canadian Occupational Safety, CAN

Free career safety education being offered to Sask. youths – Regina Leader Post, SK

March 8, 2018

Workers Compensation Board lays off five managers to ‘improve efficiencies’ – Winnipeg Free Press, MB

Yukon workers’ compensation website breach affects 270 people – CBC News North, YK

New Law being called an ‘absolute win’ for first responders battling PTSD – First Coast News, FL

Road construction crews fed up, protest unsafe work conditions – WSOC TV, NC

The Uberization of the economy is winning because of cucumber farmers – MarketWatch, NY

March 7, 2018

How mindfulness improved NB Power’s safety record – Globe and Mail, ON

Psychoanalyst: Peluso’s life in danger if he has to travel for workers’ compensation case – TSN.CA

Here’s another step that policymakers can take to protect injured workers from opioid addiction – Penn Live, PA

March 6, 2018

N.L. employees not protected when reporting hazards: specialist – The Telegram, NL

March 5, 2018

Denver police physical therapist treats officers, saves city millions – KDVR, CO

March 1, 2018

There can be no other goal but zero – Pipeline News, SK

February 28, 2018

Companies appeal fines in B.C. sawmill explosions that killed four workers – The Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC

Shipping containers and propane tanks are an explosive mix – Times Colonist, BC

Uber’s comp-style program could feed into worker classification dispute – Business Insurance, NY

Why the approach to worker health needs to be more holistic – Globe and Mail, ON

February 26, 2018

Experiment that evacuated MUN building sparks new safety measures in engineering labs – CBC News, NL 

February 24, 2018

Ask Dr. Scott: Rigorous hypertension guidelines emerge – Daily Republic, CA

February 23, 2018

Baranyai: Platitudes won’t help traumatized responders – London Free Press, ON

February 22, 2018

Reused shipping containers’ ‘potential for explosion significant’: WorkSafeBC – Vancouver SUN, BC

Startup raises $4.5 million to grow technology tailored to workers’ comp industry – Biz Journals, FL

Local physical therapist offering state-of-the art job performance testing – Lancaster Bee, NY

February 21, 2018

Nurse attacked by patient sues state hospital – Union Leader, NH

Workers’ Comp Bill Could Aid Injured Immigrants – WUSF News, FL

February 20, 2018

‘Trapped’: Edmonton teens recall employer’s abuse at remote worksite – CBC News, AB

N.L. Liberals want to bump up injured workers’ compensation – The Telegram, NL

Amendments Will Increase Income Replacement Rate for Injured Workers in Province – Service NL & WorkplaceNL

Proclaim PTSD law for workers: Fox demands of P.E.I. government – The Guardian, PE

Workplace injuries declining in Saskatchewan – Global News, SK

Construction workers more likely to die from opioid overdoses – Business Record, IO

Tanzania: Workers Compensation Fund Starts to Spit Fire – All Africa

February 18, 2018

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job – Toronto Star, ON

February 16, 2018

Gonzaga prayer service remembers lives lost on Ocean Ranger – The Telegram, NL

February 15, 2018

Inspection blitz results: New and young workers and hours of work – Ontario.ca

Workers’ compensation awarded for injury nine minutes before death – The Sydney Morning Herald, AUS

February 14, 2018

Arbitrator says North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence should get her job back – CBC News, ON

Safety First Cape Breton seeks nominations for safety awards – Cape Breton Post, NS

Union Pacific facing dozen lawsuits alleging cancer-causing substances in workplace – Omaha World-Herald, NB

Remember Jordan – Enform, AB

February 13, 2018

Alberta Firefighters See New Cancer Supports – Okotoks Online, AB

Workers in Australia’s most dangerous jobs barely paid above nation’s average wage – News .com, AUS

February 12, 2018

Rise in Toronto subway suicides takes a toll on TTC staff – Globe and Mail, ON

Mental health advocates encourage officers to seek help following line of duty deaths – KOAA News 5, CO

February 9, 2018

Judge rules GrubHub driver a contractor, urges protection for gig workers – The Mercury News, CA

February 8, 2018

WorkSafeBC releases three-year strategy to reduce serious injuries in the construction sector – Construction Links, BC

Farm safety consultation extended – Red Deer Advocate, AB

February 7, 2018

Cold? What cold? In a Saskatchewan winter outdoor work just gets done – Prince Albert Now, SK

Workers Compensation Board contest encourages students to ‘focus on safety’ – Journal Pioneer, PE

Sask. widow given compensation after husband’s suicide linked to workplace bullying – Global News, SK

Widow wants action after husband’s suicide while working for RM – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, SK

February 6, 2018

Sask. Workers’ Comp. decision attributing suicide to workplace could lead to more claims: prof – CBC News, SK

February 5, 2018

Sask. rural municipality ordered to pay compensation for suicide of employee – CBC News, SK

Roadside worker deaths have ‘spiked,’ St. Thomas inquiry hears – CBC News, ON

Companies must protect workers in avalanche areas, says WorkSafeBC – CBC News, BC

Plant cooperating with WorkSafeBC following fire – Vernon Morning Star, BC

Compliance with health and safety regulations may not be good enough – Canadian safety Reporter, ON

February 4, 2018

Firefighters focus on clean air, bodies and gear to try to cut cancer risk – San Diego Union Tribune, CA

February 2, 2018

WSIB launches innovation lab at Communitech –  Communitech News, ON

February 1, 2018

Data shows home-care workers often injured – The Chronicle Herald, NS

Supreme Court ‘integrates’ duty to accommodate into Quebec’s injured workers’ legislation –  The Lawyer’s Daily, ON

January 30, 2018

Here’s why a worker’s comp reform bill will help fight the opioid crisis | Opinion – Penn Live, PA

January 29, 2018

6 dimensions of a positive safety culture – Canadian Occupational Safety, ON

Can data help prevent workplace injuries and death? – Journal of Commerce, BC

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher new bill will help breast-cancer survivors get fair workers’ comp – KUSI News, CA

January 28, 2017

Nova Scotia Health Authority Report Speaks to Growing Workplace Safety Culture – Workers Compensation .com, FL

Trends in … eye protection – Safety & Health Magazine, IL

January 26, 2018

‘They need us right now’: New mental-health foundation aims to help struggling farmers – CBC News, SK

January 25, 2018

10 workers’ compensation trends to watch in 2018 – Property Casualty 360, NY

January 24, 2018

Trump’s regulatory rollbacks could cut current safety laws and injure workers – The Hill, USA

Dangerous Detention: Treasure Coast mental hospital nurses say hospital too dangerous, no one protects the staff – TC Palm, FL

January 23, 2018

New support for firefighters welcome, says chief – Mountain View Gazette, ON

Court: Oil company can be sued when worker injured or killed – Financial Post, ON

Monmouth to offer bonuses, free workers’ comp – Daily Racing Form, NY

January 22, 2018

VIDEO: The 2018 Bentall IV memorial – Journal of Commerce, BC

SuperFriend launches employer engagement framework – Financial Standard, AUS

January 20, 2018

Workshop offered by Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. – Journal Pioneer, PEI

More support for firefighters – Lethbridge Herald, AB

January 19, 2018

Female firefighters who develop reproductive cancers to get workers’ compensation – CBC News Calgary, AB

January 17, 2018

Data breaches for comp insurers inevitable, preparedness key: Experts – Business Insurance, CA

January 16, 2018

Facing Violence and Assault in Health Care – The Agenda (TVO), ON

Coroner’s jury recommends 7 steps to improve safety of dump truck drivers – CBC News, NB

CFL wraps up conference on player health and safety – CFL .ca

January 14, 2018

Lawyers and judges’ robes will no longer be worn during South Australia Employment Tribunal – Adelaide Now, AUS

January 13, 2018

Analyzing Dustin Fowler’s Lawsuit Against the Chicago White Sox – Sports Illustrated, USA

January 12, 2018

Teen’s preventable death ‘shamed’ Shercom Industries into making safety fixes, says judge – CBC News Saskatoon, SK

Rates are down but leaders are up on workers’ comp changes – News4Jax, FL

January 10, 2018

Ohio imposes strict rule on workers’ back surgery, opioids – Star-Telegram, OH

January 9, 2018

ZUFIAW recognises Workers’ Compensation’s support – Daily Mail, Zambia

January 8, 2017

Bentall construction tragedy remembered as work-related injuries up in 2016 over previous year – Vancouver SUN, BC

P.E.I. occupational therapist retiring after more than 40 years of practice – The Guardian, PEI

Fewer loggers are dying in the Maine woods, but health risks mount as profession grows sedentary – Bangor Daily News, MN

January 7, 2018

Road Safety at Work to highlight safety initiative this March – Truck News, BC

January 6, 2018

It’s The Most Wonderful (And Hazardous) Time Of The Year – Manufacturing Business Technology, WI

January 5, 2018

Human Resources Questions for Dentists: Can employer drug test even though marijuana is legal? – Dentistry IQ, OK

January 4, 2018

Nursing homes brace for workers’ comp rate increase – Central Penn Business Journal, PA

January 3, 2018

Workplace benefits expanded to include chronic mental stress – Sudbury .com, ON

Massachusetts high court case considers workers’ compensation for newspaper deliverers – Mass Live, MA

January 1, 2018

Albertans start new year with new workplace protections – Global News, AB

Report reveals top safety risk for Ontario sawmill – CTV Northern Ontario, ON