Day: July 16, 2020

“Occupational disease affects thousands of Canadians every year, and yet it’s often treated on a case-by-case basis as if the exposures that caused those diseases exist in isolation. … It’s hard to grasp the true size of the problem, because official statistics count just a fraction of suspected occupational disease cases every year. ‘They are […]

“In June, in response to the findings, the WSIB officially adjusted the guidelines it uses to weigh the compensation claims submitted by miners who developed Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to the powder. The WSIB says it now ‘recognizes Parkinson’s disease resulting from occupational exposure to McIntyre Powder as an occupational disease.’ Claims will be […]