Apr 062021

Here is another story about occupational disease.  This one from the States.  Akron, Ohio – the Rubber Capital of the World. https://publicintegrity.org/health/unintended-consequences-rubber-industry-toxic-legacy-in-akron/ While this story isn’t new to many of us, it is becoming more common in that wider world.  This one links the  health of the workers to the health of the whole community.  [Read more…]

Dec 192020

Thousands of workers got COVID-19 on the job. But the Ministry of Labour has fined just one employer By Sara Mojtehedzadeh – Work and Wealth Reporter – Sat., Dec. 19, 2020  More than 7,600 workers have contracted COVID-19 on the job, prompting thousands of workplace safety inspections across the province. But since the start of the pandemic, the [Read more…]

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…]