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“When it comes to THC levels, the Maritimes set a limit of no higher than one per cent. Ontario allows up to nine per cent. THC is reported to have therapeutic effects but also to be chiefly responsible for the psychotropic effects of cannabis, according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.” Article: […]

“Many years after rubber manufacturing plants left the region, former workers and surviving family members are being urged to attend information sessions in Kitchener this month to investigate occupational disease cases and potential compensation.” Article: Former Rubber Workers Urged to Attend Occupational Disease Information Sessions  Author: United Steelworkers (USW) Date: March 6, 2019

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board says it wants to be abundantly clear — all local rubber worker claims made between 2002 and 2017 will be included in a sweeping review of occupational disease in the industry.” Article: WSIB confirms tribunal decisions on rubber claims will be reopened Author: Greg Mercer Date: March 12, 2019

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has ruled that an employer failed to provide suitable alternative work for a staff member who suffered an injury on the job.” Article: Tribunal rules employer offered its injured worker an unsuitable job Author: Gary Rinne Date: March 11, 2019

“It’s hard not to question the Ontario workers compensation board’s thinking on safety given its audits of temporary help agencies have decreased 80 per cent since 2016. That’s odd since temp agencies — according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s own internal reports — are significantly more likely than other employers to break the […]

“The provincial workers’ compensation board conducted just 85 audits of temporary help agencies last year, down from 454 in 2016 — despite the fact its own internal reports have found temp agencies to be significantly more likely than other employers to break the law, documents obtained by the Star show.” Article: Temp agencies more likely […]

“Compensation claims from rubber workers who asked a government tribunal for a second look at their case will be included in a sweeping review by Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.” Article: WSIB will be reviewing appealed rubber claims Author: Greg Mercer Date: March 5, 2019

“While the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has traditionally handled medical cannabis on a case-by-case basis, it’s new policy on the drug takes effect on March 1, 2019.” Article: WSIB policy on medical cannabis takes effect Author: Benefits Canada Staff Date: February 28, 2019

“In a case that dates back more than a quarter of a century, Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has ruled that a woman who suffered a neck condition on the job should have been entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.” Article: Tribunal overturns 1993 decision that denied workers’ compensation benefits Author: Gary Rinne Date: […]

“New data shows that nearly half of all cancer-stricken General Electric Peterborough workers who applied for compensation from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board between 2004 and 2018 and received a decision from the board were turned down.” Article: Half of General Electric Peterborough workers had WSIB claims rejected Author: Joelle Kovach Date: February 22, […]