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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.
 

WCB - Feedback for funding policy request

June 13, 2018
WCB - Alberta

Recent changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) clarify the purpose of the Accident Fund, which is to support a sustainable workers’ compensation system for the benefit of workers and employers. Given the recent review and subsequent legislative changes, WCB is looking for feedback on proposed updates to its Funding Policy.

Proposed revisions to Policy 01-01, Part I, and Part II, Applications 1 and 2, are now open for comment until August 13, 2018.

Visit the WCB "What's new in policy?" page to learn more and provide your comments: https://www.wcb.ab.ca/about-wcb/policy-and-legislation/whats-new-in-policy.html

WorkSafeBC - What’s wrong with this photo?

June 12, 2018
Have you seen the awesome "What's wrong with this picture?" resources from WorkSafeBC?  Really great hazard assessment practice!

Check them out here: https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/worksafe-magazine/whats-wrong-with-this-photo

Ottawa Coffee Shop Company Fined $60,000 for Failing to Comply with Orders

June 7, 2018
Ontario - Court Bulletin

The $60,000 in fines issued were for not complying with OHS Officer's orders which included:

  • post a copy of the employer's occupational health and safety policy in the workplace;
  • conduct a workplace violence risk assessment;
  • ensure that all workers complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program; and
  • ensure that all supervisors complete a basic occupational health and safety awareness training program.

Read the full bulletin

WCB Alberta 2017 Annual Report available

June 5, 2018

WCB Alberta 2017 Annual Report is now available on their website. 

You can access it and older versions here.