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The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Groups aim to alter attitudes on workplace disability: fit notes, not sick notes?

October 26, 2011
The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Small organizations in Ontario and British Columbia are trying to change the mindset about health concerns in the workplace, and they've been looking to the United States and the United Kingdom for inspiration.

Click here to read more.

Updating of employer workplace injury and fatality records

October 24, 2011
Government of Alberta, Human Services

The Alberta government has now updated online information about workplace injuries and fatalities for more than 150,000 employers insured by the Workers’ Compensation Board-Alberta (WCB).

The updated records were posted to the Human Services website today – one year after Alberta became the first province to release what is considered the most comprehensive list of its kind in Canada.

The records provide a five-year snapshot based on information reported to the WCB by March 31, 2011. Albertans can see the following information for each employer:

  • number of lost-time claims;
  • estimated number of workers;
  • lost-time claim rates;
  • number of fatalities, including those resulting from motor-vehicle and workplace incidents, and occupational diseases;
  • whether the employer holds a Certificate of Recognition; and
  • industry and province-wide lost-time claim rates for comparison purposes.

A number of improvements were made to the 2011 update, including more detailed information about fatalities, enhanced search engine capability and a video to help users conduct searches.

The annual release of these records is part of the Alberta government’s multi-point plan for achieving greater transparency and accountability for occupational health and safety. The records include more information than is currently provided by any other jurisdiction in Canada.

 The records can be found online at www.employment.alberta.ca/employerrecords.

Tales from the Creep Videos - Preventing Workplace Injuries

October 19, 2011

SafeManitoba.com has provided some creeeeepy spot the hazard videos just in time for Halloween! 
These videos are geared toward young workers, but are applicable to everyone.
Tales from the Creep is a SAFE Work initiative developed to create awareness of injury prevention strategies.

Click here to watch the videos and enjoy, but be ware, these are creepy!!

Ministry of Human Services now responsible for Employment

The former Ministry of Employment and Immigration is now part of the Ministry of Human Services (Employment) and the Ministry of International, Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Relations (Immigration).

The new Minister of Human Services is Minister Dave Hancock, and the ministry is responsible for the following:

  • Children and Youth Services
  • Employment
  • Homelessness
  • Alberta Supports

Click here to visit the Government of Alberta webpage and to learn more about Premier Redford's new cabinet.