As if driving wasn’t perilous enough at the best of times, welcome to another season of winter roads. You can’t control the weather, but you can adjust to it by preparing yourself and your vehicle for the worst of winter and the white stuff, and ensuring you stay safe. Read on for some valuable safety tips for winter drivers from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Click here to read more.
New Mining Legislation Introduced
In 1998, WorkSafeNB (then the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission) created the Underground Mining Technical Committee to review the provisions of the Underground Mining Regulation (96-105). The committee included representatives from the New Brunswick Mining Association and the New Brunswick Federation of Labour. In addition to reviewing the Regulation, the committee was also tasked with reviewing recommendations from the Westray Mine reportor. Click here to read more.
WorkSafeNB Named Finalist in Public Sector Leadership Awards
WorkSafeNB was recently named as a finalist in the 2010 Public Sector Leadership Awards, an annual honour bestowed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), and one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte. For its submission, Affording Rehabilitation: Innovation Through Partnership, WorkSafeNB has been recognized as a public sector leader that helps improve Canada’s quality of life and global standing as a nation. Click here to read more.
Q: I am a new volunteer firefighter with our local service district. Am I covered by compensation during the course of my duties?
ABC Company Limited*
*Names have been changed for privacy purposes
A: All volunteer firefighters in the province are covered by workers’ compensation. Volunteer firefighters injured in the course of duties as a firefighter will receive workers’ compensation benefits at the rate that best represents their loss of earnings. More
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January 25-27, 2011
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February 1-3, 2011
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February 8-10, 2011
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March 1-3, 2011
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March 8-10, 2011
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March 15-17, 2011
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March 22-24, 2011
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March 28-31, 2011
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March 16, 2011
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DID YOU KNOW ?
Researchers have found that employees who enjoy good overall health are more dedicated, have higher productivity, miss less work and are more likely to state that they are happy with their career choice and current job.
In 2007, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick partnered with the College of Psychologists and the New Brunswick Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport to develop a recognition award for New Brunswick businesses that implement initiatives to promote workplace wellness. The Wellness at Heart Award recognizes organizations that help their employees live healthier lives, both at home and in the workplace. All businesses in New Brunswick are eligible to apply if they can demonstrate that they have implemented initiatives to reduce smoking, to increase physical activity, and to promote sound nutrition and psychological wellness. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011. Click here for more information.
Don’t forget to register for the information session near you on the new fall protection legislation. Click here for the schedule.
February 10-12, 2011
Musculoskeletal Disorders and Chronic Pain: Evidence-based Approaches for Clinical Care, Disability Prevention and Claims Management
Los Angeles, California
February 16, 2011
A Guide to Challenging
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