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Maritime WCBs team up with university on online courses

Workers’ compensation boards in the three Maritime provinces have teamed up with Halifax-based Dalhousie University to provide family physicians in these provinces with access to online courses in occupational medicine. The Maritime Occupational Medicine Continuing Medical Education Alliance will provide courses not only to physicians, but also stakeholders with a vested interest in occupational medicine, … Continue reading »

WorkSafeBC crackdown on Safety Apparel – Are you wearing right?

A construction site worker written up by WorkSafeBC for wearing a high visibility safety vest that was black. WorkSafeBC is very clear about the safety apparel approved for wear in every situation. In every case, the colour choices are clear: G8.24 High Visibility Apparel Issued August 1, 1999; Editorial Revision April 2005 Type 1 – Vest, shirt … Continue reading »

CFIB survey rates compensation boards across Canada

Written by  Linda Johnson A recent study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business aimed at evaluating the impact of the country’s workers’ compensation boards on small businesses ranked the Ontario and Quebec boards at the bottom. To produce the comparative study, the small-business lobby group examined seven major criteria: cost of premiums, claims management, experience … Continue reading »

Province of Alberta updates workplace injury and fatality records

Edmonton… The Alberta government has updated online information about workplace injuries and fatalities for more than 150,000 employers insured by the Workers’ Compensation Board-Alberta (WCB). Improvements make it easier for Albertans to find information The updated records are now available on the Ministry of Human Services website. They provide a five-year snapshot based on information reported … Continue reading »

Stress now covered by BC workers’ comp

By: The Canadian Press NOVEMBER 4, 2011 2011-11-04 VICTORIA (The Canadian Press) Stressed-out employees in British Columbia will soon be eligible to receive expanded workers’ compensation benefits. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Thursday the Liberal government is amending the Workers’ Compensation Act to broaden mental stress benefits for workers beyond the current ”acute reaction to … Continue reading »

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