WorkScience by WorkSafe Magazine – January/February 2015 – Volume 15 – Number 1 A WorkSafeBC study shows the need to account for male-female differences in developing health, safety, and return-to-work programs. Read the article here.
TORONTO – The severe beating of a nurse by a patient at a Toronto hospital this week is just one of a growing number of violent incidents against nurses at mental-health facilities across Ontario, their union said Friday. The assault at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which left the nurse with a serious […]
For individuals, New Year’s resolutions are an annual ritual for setting goals for the future. As an organizational leader, you also need to set goals, but first you need to take a glimpse of some of the trends you’ll face in the year ahead. The human-resource landscape is particularly complex and hard to get a […]
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s community services minister says there will be a review of the government’s policy around insurance settlements for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Joanne Bernard says the move is in response to the case of Joellan Huntley, a woman who was left unable to speak or walk following a car accident […]
Upcoming Changes to Workers Compensation Act of Manitoba: Bill 65 was recently enacted in Manitoba with several material changes to the Workers Compensation Act (WC ACT) to take effect in 2015. Many of the changes surround the government’s desire to provide WCB with more powers to influence and enact prevention based strategies in Manitoba […]
REGINA – Kimberly Janvier says the sounds from a construction site are all it takes to trigger intense memories of that day. The 36-year-old scaffolder was working at an oil refinery in Regina when a pipe burst and her life changed forever. “There was this big boom, and I remember cringing,” Janvier says. “I looked […]
It’s an absolutely crushing feeling. Your back has been sore for weeks — maybe months — and there is no end in sight. You went to your doctor, attended a few treatments and are again sitting in your doctor’s office anxiously waiting for them to relay the results of your recently ordered MRI (or X-ray, […]
Here’s an article from Winnipeg Free Press I thought you might like: Alberta medical health officer pans quarantines.
TORONTO – Ontario is taking cues from the United States’ handling of Ebola — and its own battle with SARS — in beefing up procedures to contain and treat potential cases of the deadly virus, officials said Friday. The province’s chief medical officer has issued a new directive to hospitals and other acute care settings […]
A family of philanthropists who plans to donate millions of dollars to a London, Ont., sports medicine facility swooped into Winnipeg on a private jet Friday to tour the Pan Am Clinic, a place it considers the best of its kind in the country. The family brought with it a team of doctors from London’s […]