Industry Updates

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.

Report establishes blueprint for violence prevention in health care sector

June 12, 2017
Workers Health & Safety Centre

The Ontario government has released a progress report with 23 recommendations designed to reduce workplace violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals.
The recommendations and accompanying resources in the progress report, entitled Preventing Workplace Violence in the Health Care Sector, are endorsed by the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table.


WCB “What’s new in policy?” Webpage updated June 6, 2017

June 12, 2017
WCB Alberta

The "What's new in Policy" section of the WCB Alberta website was updated June 6, 2017.

Click on the link below for the complete update.


Alberta nurses, AHS in bargaining that could end prohibition on strikes

June 2, 2017
Calgary Sun - Bill Kaufmann

In traversing an ethical minefield, Alberta nurses and their employers are negotiating to determine how the caregivers will be deemed an essential service.

An agreement on that question would lift the 35-year ban on nurses striking and even arbitration in labour disputes, said United Nurses of Alberta Director of Labour Relations David Harrigan. 

The sensitivity of the matter and the stakes involved mean the talks are fraught with complexities, he said.


Free Webinar: Current Evidence For Workplace-Based Interventions On Return- To -Work ...

May 30, 2017
Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD)

Webinar: Current Evidence For Workplace-Based Interventions On RTW For Musculoskeletal, Pain-Related And Mental Health Conditions

Thursday, June 8 at 11:00am PST, 2:00 pm EST

The burden of managing musculoskeletal pain and injuries (MSDs) and mental health (MH) conditions in the workplace is substantial. While overall rates of work injury have declined in most high-income countries, there have not been equivalent improvements in return-to-work rates. The primary objective of this systematic review was to update and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of workplace-based return- to -work (RTW) interventions that assist workers with MSD and MH conditions with RTW after a period of work absence.

In this webinar, you will hear about the findings from a recent systematic review of the research on the effectiveness of workplace-based programs designed  to help injured and ill workers return to work, published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. The review was co-led by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) based in Toronto, Canada, and the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) based in Melbourne, Australia.