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…]

Aug 112020
 

I wanted to take the time to provide you with more information on the one-time payment to persons with disabilities in hopes that you will share it with your networks so that all Canadians with disabilities who are eligible can receive this payment. Our government understands that persons with disabilities have been significantly impacted by [Read more…]

Jul 252020
 

Demers report on occupational cancer requires immediate action to review denied cancer claims, says Ontario Federation of Labour July 23, 2020 Workers and family members affected by occupational cancers are not surprised by the Demers report findings that well over 90% of occupational cancers are unrecognized and uncompensated by the WSIB every year. Only a [Read more…]