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.

Is workplace bullying compensable?

Septemer 12, 2017
Canadian Occupational Safety - Norm Keith

Ontario expanding workers’ compensation law to include emotional stress

The law regarding harassment, bullying and discrimination is generally understood to be the purview of human rights legislation in Canada. Bullying may also be an occupational health and safety issue and the subject of grievances and wrongful dismissal claims in the courts. However, there appears to be a growing move on the part of employees, unions and workers’ compensation boards to engage the issue of bullying in the context of workers’ compensation legislation. This raises the issue of whether the adverse health effects of workplace bullying is compensable under workers’ compensation legislation and systems across Canada.

Read more: http://www.cos-mag.com/psychological-health-safety/columns/is-workplace-bullying-compensable/

National strategy needed to improve healthcare safety

September 12, 2017 (first published April 15 2017)
Regina Leader Post - Sandra Cripps

The National Alliance for Safety and Health in Healthcare welcomes the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health’s release of an operational plan on budget day that focuses in part on improving home and long-term care for seniors and enhancing safety for healthcare workers. 

Bolstered by the federal government’s investment of $190.3 million for home care included in Saskatchewan’s 10-year health funding agreement, efforts to achieve a culture of safety, including continued focus on the implementation of the Safety Management System across all healthcare service lines, could significantly improve seniors’ care in this province. 

Read more http://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/national-strategy-needed-to-improve-healthcare-safety?platform=hootsuite

Employment Standards Self-Assessment Tool

September 6, 2017

The Alberta Goverment has developed an online questionnaire to help you see if your business practices comply with Alberta’s Employment Standards laws.

Access the tool at https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards-self-assessment-tool.aspx

Your Input Requested: OHS Review

August 30, 2017

Alberta's OHS system is being reviewed to ensure Alberta’s laws and best practices keep up with the needs of modern workplaces, changing technology and other jurisdictions.

The CCSA has been invited to participate in an OHS System Review Facilitated Group Session for health and safety associations on September 12, 2017.

We want to be able to represent our membership and share your input at this session. Please click on the link below to learn more about participating in the review and email us your feedback by September 8, 2017.

You may also participate in the review on your own by completing the online survey provided by the Alberta Government at alberta.ca/ohs-review and/or by sending written comments or submissions to lbr.review@gov.ab.ca. Submissions will be accepted until October 16, 2017.