Why sex and gender matters in injury prevention

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.

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Facing 2015 head-on: New year trends you’ll see in the workplace

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 […]

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Nova Scotia to review policy around insurance for catastrophic injuries

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 […]

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Upcoming Changes to Workers Compensation Act of Manitoba

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 […]

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Workers hurt in blast want accountability

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 […]

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Pain-free ‘pain’

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, […]

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Pan Am Clinic offers some healthy advice

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 […]

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