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Kevin Flynn, Ontario’s minister of labour, is calling on senior leadership to treat psychological safety the same as physical safety within their organizations.
April 29, 2016 • Category: Psychological Safety Stories
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New Brunswick’s workers’ compensation board has opened an issues resolution office (IRO) to help workers and employers if they disagree with a claim or are not satisfied with the service they received.
Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:47
1.5 million in Toronto-area labour force have experienced mental health issue: Report It is estimated one in two people (more than 1.5 million) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area’s (GTHA) labour force have experienced a mental health issue, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and substance use, according to a report by CivicAction.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:00
It is well-known leaders drive the health and safety culture of a workplace. Just slightly more than one-half (55 per cent) of officers and directors in companies across Canada are trained on their organization’s occupational health and safety policy and program, found a survey by Fasken Martineau, a national business law firm.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:13
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    A labour arbitrator has awarded a unionized employee $5,000 in damages from his employer, despite the fact that the employer was registered with Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).The employee worked at a municipal community centre. On the night of the shooting, he and four other employees went outside…
    Written by Adrian Miedema
    Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:19
    Employers often question whether or not they are required to report an injury or illness to their workers’ compensation board. Not surprisingly, those questions do not arise from the more obvious types of claims. They generally come about when a worker reports a more contentious issue, such as a gradual…
    Written by David Marchione
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:21
    Lucy knew that George didn’t have the right training to perform the tasks he was assigned but she said nothing. A combination of luck and the gradual improvement of his skill meant that his injuries to his hands and face weren’t severe. On another day with another person, the injuries…
    Written by Renée Gendron
    Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:07
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