OHS Canada Magazine

Workers Compensation

January 12, 2016  

Lung cancer now an occupational disease for Ontario firefighters

WSIB claimants require a minimum of 15 years of service

December 8, 2015  

B.C. Place ordered to take actions on violence against staff

Vancouver stadium must comply with outstanding orders by Dec. 28

November 24, 2015  

Ontario may adjust partial workers’ comp benefits for inflation

All injured workers could receive full CPI adjustments in 2018

November 10, 2015  

Report accuses WSIB of interfering with medical professionals’ opinions

Board allegedly ignores diagnoses of injured workers’ doctors to cut costs

September 29, 2015  

Doctor suing WSIB and former employer over fraud claims

Brenda Steinnagel seeking more than $3 million in damages

September 15, 2015  

Study sheds light on union safety effect in construction sector

Unionized firms submit more claims but fewer lost-time ones: IWH

September 8, 2015  

Ties that Bind

Your workplace has a health and safety program in place; the employees are well trained and aware of the hazards in the workplace. With an impressive safety record, employees can be proud of your commitment to safety. But what about the contractors that a company engages?

July 14, 2015  

Alberta to adopt OHS protection for farmers

Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier: “The time has come to make the change.”

June 2, 2015  

Injured workers campaign for awareness with intercity bike tour

Tour joins the annual Injured Workers’ Day rally

April 28, 2015  

Study: time-loss injuries may depend on work demands, premium rates

Line between no-time-loss injuries and time-loss injuries becoming blurrier

April 21, 2015  

Alberta saw 25 farming fatalities in 2014: Chief Medical Examiner

Province needs safety legislation to prevent injuries, fatalities, says farm union

February 17, 2015  

Sex worker groups question constitutionality of new legislation

Advocacy groups send open letter to attorney general

February 10, 2015  

Comp board revises oh&s training

Newfoundland’s Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission announces revisions to safety training

January 13, 2015  

Police association calls for full workers’ compensation for officers

Newfoundland and Labrador police officers currently receive only 80 per cent of pre-injury net earnings, says Service NL

November 17, 2014  

Bill aims to protect temporary, vulnerable workers

Ontario to pass liability rules on temp agencies

September 8, 2014  

WCB sees drop in number of surcharged employers in Nova Scotia

(Canadian OH&S News) — Slightly fewer employers in Nova Scotia — 107, compared to 113 in 2014 — will receive a surcharge next year, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) has announced.

September 1, 2014  

Big Brother’s Watching

Ontario’s workers’ compensation board is increasingly using covert surveillance to target injured workers with costly claims, legal experts say.

May 20, 2014  

RCMP in B.C. reviewing pipelayer death from 2012

(Canadian OH&S News) — The Oct. 11, 2012 death of a pipelayer in a Burnaby, British Columbia trench is now under review by the RCMP, following a past investigation by the province’s workplace safety and compensation agency,…

April 28, 2014  

Investigation ongoing into worker death at Suncor

(Canadian OH&S News) — Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety division and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are conducting investigations into the death of a Suncor worker. The employee, 27-year-old Shane Daye from Fort…

March 27, 2014  

Contest invites students to make safety videos

FEDERAL — Canada’s federal labour minister is promoting workplace safety to high school students with a national video contest.