Day: April 19, 2021

“If you developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after working as an underground miner in Northern Ontario and later submitted a compensation claim to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Sherry Mongeau wants to hear from you. Mongeau is seeking voluntary participants to take part in a research study that will contribute to her PhD in occupational […]

In total, the WSIB has logged 46 deaths that can be linked directly to workplace exposure of the virus in Ontario since the pandemic began. Over the course of 10 months last year, the board “reported 28 such deaths. Now the board has reported 18 deaths in just the first three months of 2021 — […]