Sep 082020
 

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/09/03/canada-needs-a-national-income-program-for-people-with-disabilities.html By Michael J. Prince As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, the federal government continues to announce new programs to support the financial security and well-being of working Canadians. But not everyone is covered by them. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), introduced in April and scheduled to end in late September, will provide $76 billion to [Read more…]

Sep 062020
 

WorkSafe2: Follow-up investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims https://www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au/our-impact/investigation-reports/worksafe2-follow-up-investigation-into-the-management-of-complex-workers-compensation-claims/ FROM OMBUDSMAN AUSTRALIA WORKSAFE2 – Follow up Investigation. From the evidence in this report, it would appear that my 2016 investigation only scratched the surface. New issues were also identified in the files we reviewed, and confirmed in interviews, including the use of [Read more…]

Sep 012020
 

Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness, and Performance (CISWP), and Canadian Standards Associations (CSA Group) have partnered together to provide a webinar series on the Work Disability Management System Standard (CSA Z1011). Register in advance for these free webinars below. Partners: Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy (CRWDP), Canadian Institute [Read more…]

Aug 242020
 

There is a free webinar scheduled for August 27th on return to work and mental health. Everyone is welcome, but they need to register. Here is the direct link to the webinar and the guides that will be discussed at that time. https://droitcivil.uottawa.ca/research-chairs/occupational-health-safety-law/news/webinar-return-work-and-mental-health

Aug 212020
 

Next Tuesday, John McKinnon, IWC, will be leading the session on Injured Workers turning 65, regarding loss of income and poverty.  John is a lawyer at Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic with decades of experience in Workers’ Comp Law. We will also look at ONIWG’s Workers Comp Is a Right campaign, which is celebrating its 3rd anniversary in [Read more…]

Aug 162020
 

WorkSafe2: Follow-up investigation into the management of complex workers compensation claims OMBUDSMAN AUSTRALIA WORKSAFE2 – Follow up Investigation.From the evidence in this report, it would appear that my 2016 investigation only scratched the surface. New issues were also identified in the files we reviewed, and confirmed in interviews, including the use of surveillance without adequate [Read more…]

Aug 122020
 

Here’s an excellent article by Sara Mojtehedzadeh and Jennifer Yang focusing on a major COVID-19 outbreak in an industrial bakery in Toronto.  They use this story to illustrate the woeful lack of consistent data on workplace outbreaks, plus the apparent massive under-reporting to MOL and WSIB.    The article also highlights the vulnerability of the workers [Read more…]