Day: December 6, 2021

“Quebec reported the greatest number of these claims, with 82,821. Alberta had the highest number of injury-related fatalities, with 85, while Ontario saw the most workers die — 226 — as a result of occupational diseases.” Article: ‘Far from perfect’: Report reveals latest on work fatalities, injuries Author: Meagan Gillmore Date: December 6, 2021

“…Wickman says that despite a report published by OHCOW in 2020 of the exposure profile of the Pebra Plastics plant (1986 – 1996), claims are still being denied. She says that the WSIB points to lifestyle factors such as obesity or smoking as the cause for the illnesses rather than chemical exposure.” Article: Plastics workers’ […]

“The auditor’s report focused attention on a rise in WSIB claims related to the stress of the frontline constable’s role.  Three-quarters of all OPP WSIB claims last year were for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resulting in 11,037 days of leave, the report says.” Article: OPP frontline constable shortage grows to over 1,000 vacancies Author: Antonella Artuso […]