Day: April 29, 2019

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is changing how premium rates are calculated for almost 300,000 registered businesses across the province. The WSIB hasn’t changed its rate setting scheme for more than 20 years, says Pamela Steer, the board’s chief financial officer.” Article: WSIB changing how employer premium rates are calculated Author: Alethea Spiridon Date: […]

“April 28 is the National Day of Mourning, a day set aside to remember and honour those who were killed, injured or suffer from work-related illnesses. This year’s theme, “One is Too Many: No one should die on the job” was highlighted during a ceremony organized by the North Bay and District Labour Council outside […]

“In 2018, we found there were 228 workplace-related fatalities in Ontario. That’s an unacceptable number. There should be no one dying at work.” Article: Local workplace injuries number in the thousands, Labour Council president says Author: Darren Taylor Date: April 28, 2019

“This is a day to remember, to honour and at the same time, it’s an opportunity for us to recommit ourselves to ensure that these tragedies don’t happen in the future and to commit ourselves to healthy and safe workplaces,” Article: Everybody has the responsibility to do everything we can,” says WSIB Chair Author: Megan […]

“Gerry Doucette beat the odds and convinced Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board that his cancer was related to the 33 years he worked in a Kitchener rubber plant. But Doucette hardly feels lucky. This month, the WSIB told him what they think his colon cancer is worth — a one-time lump sum of $2,999.” […]

“Occupational disease experts argue the numbers should actually be a lot of higher, believing as many as 20 per cent of all cancer cases are work-related, but aren’t reported or acknowledged.” Article: WSIB chair says work needed on occupational disease Author: Greg Mercer Date: April 26, 2019