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10/20/2014
Third quarter client service satisfaction survey
Beginning October 20, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct its third quarter client service satisfaction survey. This is part of the Commission’s strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted.  In the event a client is selected for surveys, we assure our ...


10/2/2014
WHSCC Receives 2014 Community Awareness Award
St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) has been recognized by the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL) for its efforts to increase awareness of the challenges of hearing loss, to the public and to its staff.   Recognizing that its clients may ...


8/12/2014
Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador joins the CEO Safety Charter
St. John’s, NL – Len LeRiche, CEO,  Safety Services Newfoundland and Labrador has been inducted into theWorkplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s (the Commission) CEO Safety Charter.   The Charter’s mandate is to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout the province. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, signatories have ...


7/31/2014
Board Members Appointed to Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
Board Members Appointed to Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission The Honourable David Brazil, Minister of Service NL and Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, today announced appointments to the commission’s Board of Directors. Three new members have been appointed and four members have been re-appointed to continue ...


7/7/2014
Second quarter client service satisfaction survey
Beginning July 8, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct its second quarter client service satisfaction survey. This is part of the Commission’s strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted.  In the event a client is selected for surveys, we assure our ...


6/25/2014
St. John Ambulance, Newfoundland and Labrador Council joins the CEO Safety Charter
St. John’s, NL – Glenda Janes, CEO,  St. John Ambulance, Newfoundland and Labrador Council has been inducted into theWorkplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s (the Commission) CEO Safety Charter. The Charter’s mandate is to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout the province. As ambassadors for safer workplaces, ...


6/17/2014
Top prizes awarded for young worker safety video/radio contest
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is awarding 12 talented youth for their creativity in developing young worker safety video and radio ads.   The annual Safe Work Video/Radio Ad Contest, open to Grade 7-12 junior and senior high school students and post-secondary students age ...


6/12/2014
WHSCC to offer First-Aid/CPR training to high school students
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will offer First-Aid/CPR training to high school students enrolled in Workplace Safety 3220 (WS 3220) throughout the province. The three year program will provide training for nearly 3,000 students and is being supported by a $75,000 contribution from Husky Energy.   ...


5/30/2014
Board Members Appointed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association
Committed to the Safety and Protection of Fish Harvesters   Eleven new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association (NL-FHSA) representing crew members, owners/operators, unions and industry groups. The NL-FHSA is committed to reducing workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the ...


5/29/2014
Improved financial security provides sustainability for both employers and injured workers
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) continues to report financial improvements. The Commission’s funded position (percentage of assets available to fund total liabilities) has increased from 91.7 per cent in 2012 to 106.6 per cent for 2013. The injury fund, which provides security for ...


5/6/2014
Safety is becoming a habit in Newfoundland and Labrador
Leslie Galway, CEO, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission spoke at the national launch of NAOSH Week 2014 in St. John’s, Newfoundland on May 5, 2014.  Good morning and thank you for this opportunity to bring greetings on behalf of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador.   North ...


4/30/2014
Newfoundland and Labrador Vegetation Control Ltd. joins the CEO Safety Charter
St. John’s, NL – Terry Croucher, president of Newfoundland and Labrador Vegetation Control Ltd. (NLVC), has been inducted into theWorkplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s (the Commission) CEO Safety Charter. Mr. Croucher becomes the 59th business leader since 2007, to become a signatory to the CEO Safety Charter. The Charter’s mandate ...


4/24/2014
WHSCC reports workplace injury rates for 2013
St. John’s, NL – The lost-time incidence rate in Newfoundland and Labrador remained at the historic low of 1.6 per 100 workers in 2013, the same as 2012. The rate had been decreasing steadily for 13 years, and has improved dramatically from its high of 5.2 per 100 workers in 1989. For ...


4/23/2014
PepsiCo Foods Canada joins the CEO Safety Charter
Photo Caption: Stephen Oliver, District Sales Leader PepsiCo Foods Canada, has been inducted into the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  Pictured from left are PepsiCo staff: Lacey Thornhill, Johathan Ellis, Stephen Oliver, Samantha French, Daniel Kirby, Terri Leigh Dodge and Scott Gibbons   St. John’s, NL – Stephen Oliver, ...


4/2/2014
Pearce Junior High and White Hills Academy win workplace safety game show
St. John’s, NL – The final games of the season for SAFE WORK NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? were taped before a live studio audience this week at Rogers Television in St. John’s. Pearce Junior High captured the junior high title and $5,000 for their school.  The five-member team each ...


3/28/2014
First quarter client service satisfaction survey
Beginning April 1, 2014 the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct its first quarter client service satisfaction survey. This is part of the Commission’s strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted.  In the event a client is selected for surveys, we assure ...


3/21/2014
WHSCC Ratifies Collective Agreement with Government
Continued Focus on Responsible Decisions in Collective Bargaining  Employees of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) across the province have ratified a collective agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.  “Government has reached successful collective agreements with unions and employee associations representing more than 22,000 public employees in the last ...


2/27/2014
O’Donel High School teacher named 2013 Health and Safety Educator of the Year
Joe Santos of O’Donel High School in Mount Pearl is the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s Health and Safety Educator of the Year.  Making the presentation is Commission CEO Leslie Galway. St. John’s – Mr. Joe Santos, Teacher, O’Donel High School in Mt. Pearl, has been selected as the 2013 Health and ...


2/14/2014
Minister Releases Workers Compensation Review Report for Public Comment
Responsible Decisions for Workers and Employers Support A Vibrant Economy   The Provincial Government has released the review into the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation system, Working Together – Safe, Accountable, Sustainable. The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Statutory Review Committee provided the report to the Honourable Dan Crummell, Minister of Service ...


1/29/2014
Centre for Health Information inducted into the CEO Safety Charter
Mike Barron, President and Chief Executive officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) is the newest signatory to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  Joining Mr. Barron (centre) for the signing were members of the NLCHI Executive and Board.  From left: Jan Dicks, ...


1/17/2014
Full Review of Workers’ Compensation System Finalized
Responsible Decisions for Workers and Employers Support Strong Communities The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Statutory Review Committee has concluded its review of the provincial workers’ compensation system.   “The committee has now submitted its report to government, and we will be reviewing its contents over the next several weeks. The consultation ...


1/14/2014
Pipers Department Stores join the CEO Safety Charter
Photo Caption:  Pipers General Manager Glen Skinner has been inducted into the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter. Joining him for the signing ceremony are (left): Elizabeth Strickland, Pipers Human Resources Team Leader; Michelle MacDonald, Commission Health and Safety Advisor responsible for Pipers; Marie Chaytor, Co-Chair of the ...


1/3/2014
Third quarter client service satisfaction survey
Beginning the week of January 6, 2014 the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct its third quarterly client service satisfaction survey. This is part of the Commission’s strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted.  In the event a client is selected ...


12/20/2013
Responsible Decisions for Workers and Employers Support a Vibrant Economy
Improved Benefits and Reduced Assessment Rates are Positive Changes for Workers and Employers   Injured workers in Newfoundland and Labrador will receive increased benefits as a result of enhancements to the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations. At the same time, employers will also benefit from reduced assessment rates. The changes will ...


12/9/2013
New web service for employers – ESRTW plans on-line
Employers who complete early and safe return-to-work (ESRTW) plans can now complete and submit these plans through connect, the Commission’s web portal. This new web service will improve the information and data collected for ESRTW and help manage the work-to-recover process. This new web service also meets the Commission’s commitment to offer ...


11/18/2013
Game Show celebrates six years of safety education for youth
St. John’s – The most popular youth game show in Newfoundland and Labrador is launching its sixth season Tuesday, November 19 at 11:15 am, in Summerford, when New World Island Academy hosts Riverwood Academy of Wing’s Point.  SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is a TV-style trivia ...


10/30/2013
Safety Learning Symposium a Success
On October 17, 2013, the Commission hosted its first Safety Learning Symposium at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.  The event included 12 workshop sessions delivered in one day, allowing registrants to avail of multiple occupational health and safety related topics.  The event was attended by 220 registered participants, CEO Safety ...


10/16/2013
Safety Symposium for employers and workers – a ‘key’ to injury prevention
ST. JOHN’S – On Thursday, October 17, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) will host a safety learning symposium at the Holiday Inn, St. John’s.   Approximately 220 employers and workers from around the province are registered to participate in this one-day event designed to promote education and awareness ...


9/26/2013
2013 Client Service Satisfaction Survey
Beginning the week of September 30, 2013 the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct its second quarterly client service satisfaction survey of 2013. This is part of the Commission’s strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted.  In the event a client ...


7/8/2013
Sobeys Inc. inducted into the CEO Safety Charter
Sobeys Inc. President and CEO Marc Poulin has joined the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  The induction took place on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Sobeys’ Elizabeth Avenue location in St. John’s.   In 2007, the Commission introduced the CEO Safety Charter program to support the continuous improvement ...


6/13/2013
Notice: Injured Worker and Employer Survey Program now underway
Beginning this month, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will conduct client service satisfaction surveys on a quarterly basis instead of annually, as part of its strategy to further improve client service. A random sample of injured workers and employers will be contacted starting the week of June 17 and selected clients ...


6/10/2013
WHSCC 2012 annual performance report now available
The WHSCC 2012 annual performance report makes public important information about the province’s workplace injury rates and Commission’s funded position, strategic initiatives, latent occupational disease, claims duration and fatalities. The full report is available online, here: 2012 Annual Performance Report The Commission’s funded position remained strong at approximately 92 per cent funded in ...


6/6/2013
Top prizes awarded for WHSCC young worker safety video/radio contest
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is awarding some exceptionally talented youth for their creativity in developing amazing young worker safety video and radio ads.   The annual Safe Work Video/Radio Ad Contest was open to all Grade 7-12 students in the province, who were ...


5/3/2013
Baie Verte Miners Registry Final Report available online
The Baie Verte Miners Registry Project was initiated to collect data on the work history and health history of former workers at the Baie Verte asbestos mine site in order to provide information related to asbestos exposure and its health impacts.  A full report of the Registry is now available by ...


4/25/2013
Minister Acknowledges National Day of Mourning
The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Service NL:   Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to acknowledge April 28, this Sunday, as Canada’s National Day of Mourning. This solemn occasion commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or who ...


4/19/2013
WHSCC reports workplace injury rates for 2012
ST. JOHN’S – The workplace injury rate in 2012 declined to the lowest level ever recorded in the province, at 1.6 lost-time injuries per 100 workers, down from 1.8 injuries per 100 workers in 2011. The total number of lost-time injuries in 2012 was 3,742, the lowest number reported in more ...


4/11/2013
Winners announced for Who Wants to Save a Life? workplace safety game show
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission congratulates the winners of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? game show, which wrapped up a fifth successful season at  Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s today. In today’s senior high finale Corner Brook Regional High and Bishops ...


4/10/2013
Registry complete for former workers at Baie Verte Asbestos Mine
Baie Verte, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), along with the Baie Verte Peninsula Miners’ Action Committee and the United Steelworkers (USW) are pleased to announce the completion of the Baie Verte Miners’ Registry.  The Registry project was initiated to collect data on the work history ...


3/28/2013
Understanding our Clients Better
Over the next couple of weeks, the Commission will undertake a survey of its clients to gain a better understanding of how they want to communicate with us and through what communication channels. This is part of the Commission’s integrated client service strategy to further enhance client service. Corporate Research Associates, ...


2/18/2013
Premier Announces Senior Appointment to WHSCRD
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that Marlene A. Hickey has been appointed Chief Review Commissioner with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division. The appointment is effective immediately. Ms. Hickey moves from the position of Director of the Workplace Health, Safety, and Compensation Review ...


2/11/2013
WHSCC opinion surveys indicate positive satisfaction levels in 2012
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce the results of its 2012 client service surveys. Confidential surveys are conducted by an independent consultant regularly to gauge satisfaction levels among clients and to bring about enhancements to programs which affect client services. The injured worker and ...


2/4/2013
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation inducted into the CEO Safety Charter
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announces today that the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s CEO, Mr. Len Simms, now joins the Commission’s CEO Safety Charter.  The induction took place on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation’s office in St. John’s.   In 2007, ...


1/29/2013
Locations for Public Consultations on Workers’ Compensation System Announced
NLIS 4 Service NLExecutive Council Consultations will be held in 13 communities in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the statutory review of the province’s Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation system. “We are looking forward to having a strong representation of individuals and groups participating in these public sessions and providing their ...


12/12/2012
Public Consultations on Workers’ Compensation System to Begin
The public consultation process of the statutory review of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation system in Newfoundland and Labrador is now underway. Earlier this year, the Minister of Service NL appointed a committee representing key stakeholders to oversee the statutory review process. Ralph Tucker was appointed chair of the Statutory ...


12/4/2012
Bishops College teacher wins Health and Safety Educator of Year Award
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Smith, the Workplace Safety 3220 teacher at Bishops College in St. John’s, has been awarded the Health and Safety Educator of the Year Award for 2012. Mr. Smith was presented with this ...


12/3/2012
Game Show Celebrates Five Years of Safety Education for Youth
St. John’s – The most popular youth game show in Newfoundland and Labrador is launching its fifth season Tuesday, December 4 at 1:00 pm, with Bishop’s College of St. John’s hosting O’Donel High School of Mount Pearl, in a battle of health and safety knowledge supremacy. SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to ...


10/30/2012
WHSCC Employer Assessment Rate Advisory for 2013
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announced today that the average assessment rate for employers in the province will remain at $2.75 per $100 of payroll for 2013 while the maximum compensable and assessable earnings limit will increase to $54,155. The average assessment rate will continue to include ...


10/2/2012
Scholarship Opportunity for Occupational Health and Safety Students
HAMILTON, ON (October 2, 2012) – The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. This annual, national award is offered to students enrolled in an occupational health and safety course or program in an accredited Canadian college or university, ...


9/26/2012
Industry-Led Fisheries Safety Association to Help Save Lives at Sea
Service NLFisheries and AquacultureWorkplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the WHSCC) and the Professional Fish Harvesters’ Certification Board (PFHCB) are pleased to announce the creation of a new Fish Harvesting Safety Association in Newfoundland and Labrador to address ...


9/25/2012
Occupational Disease - Are you in the know?
ST. JOHN’S – ‘Talk on the Rock’, a three-day conference focusing on the prevention of known occupational diseases, is scheduled for  the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre from October 1-3, 2012. The mandate of this event is to advance the occupational health and safety agenda by connecting science with ...


6/19/2012
Top honours awarded in safety video and radio ad contest
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 SAFE Work Video and Radio Ad Contest.   First place in the video category was a tie between James Newhook of Laval High School in Placentia (Life Jackets Save Lives) and ...


6/6/2012
New confined space entry training requirements for 2012
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) reminds employers and workers that commencing January 1, 2013, workers operating in confined spaces are required to have completed training with an approved confined space entry (CSE) training provider.   The training is required under Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health ...


5/9/2012
Become a Back Protection Agent - We've got your back
St. John’s – Calling all workers and employers. The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) invites every worker and employer in the province to become a Back Protection Agent.   A new marketing and advertising campaign aimed at preventing back injuries in the workplace kicks off today featuring print, radio and ...


5/2/2012
Students take home scholarships, prizes and cash for schools in SAFEWork NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?
ST. JOHN’S – The final games of season 4 of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, were played today at Empire Theatres in St. John’s, with ­­­­­­­­­Discovery Collegiate of Bonavista winning the high school division and St. James Regional High of Port aux Basques taking home the junior high ...


4/20/2012
WHSSCC reports workplace injury rates for 2011
ST. JOHN’S – The number of workplace injuries resulting in lost-time compensation claims in 2011 remained consistent with 2010, with 4,070 workers injured, representing 1.8 incidents per 100 workers, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announced today. The lost-time incidence rate over the past two years is the lowest ...


4/16/2012
SAFEWork NL's - Who Wants to Save a Life? Junior and senior high semi-final action continues
Excitement is heightening as season four of the youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? nears the final round of competition.    Tomorrow, April 17, the western junior high semi-final will be played at 10:30 am in Benoit’s Cove between St. Peter’s Academy and St. James ...


4/10/2012
College of the North Atlantic wins SAFEWork NL's - Who Wants to Save a Life? post-secondary edition
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The final game of the post-secondary edition of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, was played today at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, with College of the North Atlantic’s St. John’s Campus defeating Keyin College of Grand Falls-Windsor by a score of 430 to ...


4/5/2012
It's time for the semi-finals of SAFEWork NL's - Who Wants to Save a Life?
Season Four of the popular youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is entering the semi-final round, with games scheduled for Mount Pearl, Bonavista, Benoit’s Cove and Rocky Harbour. SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is a fast-paced trivia game developed ...


3/14/2012
WHSCC review of cancer among shipyard workers available online
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announces that a medical and scientific review of the literature pertaining to cancer among shipyard workers worldwide is now available online at www.whscc.nl.ca. A Review of Cancer among Shipyard Workers was completed by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé de santé ...


2/29/2012
WHSCC public service announcement for employers
ST. JOHN’S – Due to a temporary interruption of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s connect web services, the Commission will accept 2011 annual employer statements up to March 2 without penalty.   The Commission’s online connect service was temporarily disabled this morning (Wednesday) due to technical issues which have now ...


2/3/2012
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission addressing privacy breach
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is addressing the inappropriate access of injured worker records by an employee.   The breach of privacy was brought to the attention of the Commission’s Chief Executive and Privacy Officer on February 2, 2012 and immediately disclosed to the Office ...


1/16/2012
Committee Established to Review Workplace Compensation System
The Provincial Government announced today the start of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) statutory review.   “This is a significant opportunity to review the commission’s operations, and ensure they are continuing to implement the Provincial Government’s 2006 action plan,” said the Honourable Paul Davis, Minister Responsible for the WHSCC. ...


12/8/2011
WHSCC announces educator of year and student safety contest winners
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Health and Safety Educator of the Year Award and 2011 Student Safety Video/Radio Ad contest.   Mr. Fraser Drover, Vice Principal of Menihek High School in Labrador City is the winner ...


12/7/2011
New fall protection training requirements for 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2011   ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) reminds employers and workers that commencing January 1, 2012, workers working at heights, above three meters are required to use fall protection equipment and have completed training with an approved fall protection training ...


11/17/2011
WHSCC introduces enhanced interest-free deferred payment plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2011 The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announced today that it is introducing an enhanced deferred payment plan which will allow all employers to spread payments throughout the year, interest-free.  Starting in 2012, all eligible employers will be able to spread equal payments more ...


11/14/2011
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? to be launched at post-secondary level
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2011  ST. JOHN’S - Season 4 of the popular SAFE Work NL youth game show Who Wants to Save a Life? will be launched November 15, 2011 at the Marine Institute’s Hampton Hall in St. John’s. The fast-paced trivia game is part of the Workplace Health, ...


11/1/2011
WHSCC Employer Assessment Rate Advisory for 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2011   The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announced today that the average assessment rate for employers in the province will remain at $2.75 per $100 of payroll for 2012 while the maximum compensable and assessable earnings limit will increase from $51,595 to $52,885. ...


10/7/2011
Ensure the Safety of Loved Ones; Protect Your Family From Fire
NLIS 1 Municipal Affairs October 7, 2011 From October 9 to 15, Newfoundland and Labrador will join the country in highlighting fire safety and awareness as part of Fire Prevention Week 2011. Many community fire departments throughout the province have arranged events to celebrate this year’s theme, “Protect Your Family From Fire!” “It ...


8/25/2011
Fall protection training required for all workers who use fall protection equipment
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) advises employers and workers that commencing January 1, 2012, workers who use fall protection equipment must have completed training from a training provider approved by the Commission.  Workers who have not completed an approved training program will not be ...


6/7/2011
Injury rate down, funded position up at Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission released its 2010 Annual Performance Report last week, highlighting a decreased injury rate in the province and an improved funded position.   The provincial lost-time incidence rate dropped to 1.8 incidents per 100 workers in 2010, the lowest rate ...


6/3/2011
WHSCC committed to timely delivery of benefits during interruption in postal service
St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission has put in place a contingency plan to ensure the prompt and secure delivery of benefits payments and essential services to injured workers in the event of a disruption in postal services.  Injured workers   The majority of injured workers receive ...


5/19/2011
Schools win big at SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 19, 2011   GANDER, NL – The final games of season three for SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? were played today at the Joseph R. Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre in  Gander, with a tie in the senior division and Clarenville Middle School taking home ...


5/17/2011
Students energized to compete at the final showdown of SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2011   St. John’s, NL – Season three of the high energy youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is entering the final round of competition, with $25,000 in scholarships, prizes and cash for schools up for grabs. Set for the ...


4/11/2011
$25,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs in season three
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2011 $25,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs in season three of SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life?  Season three of the popular youth game show SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? is entering the playoff round, ...


3/4/2011
Appointments Made to Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Board of Directors
Human Resources, Labour and Employment March 4, 2011   The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, and Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), announced seven appointments to the commission’s board of directors.   Cavell Bolger - Public representative for injured workers (effective February 2) ...


2/16/2011
Media Advisory: WHSCC CEO Leslie Galway to make announcement regarding St. Lawrence Mines claims for surface workers
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Chief Executive Officer Leslie Galway will meet with Town of St. Lawrence officials, former mine workers and members of the public today (Wednesday, February 16) to make an announcement regarding coverage of surface workers under the St. Lawrence provision of the Workplace Health, Safety and ...


2/16/2011
Coverage Extended for St. Lawrence Mines Workers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) announces that coverage for workers at the former St. Lawrence Fluorspar Mine will be extended to include surface workers involved in the past extraction or handling of fluorspar. The extension of coverage comes after extensive review by the ...


1/20/2011
WHSCC opinion surveys indicate satisfaction levels high in 2010
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is pleased to announce the results of its 2010 Employer and Injured Worker opinion surveys. Confidential surveys are conducted by an independent consultant regularly to gauge satisfaction levels among clients and to bring about enhancements to programs which affect client services. ...


12/7/2010
Newfoundland and Labrador to Enter New Era in Fishing Industry Safety
Fisheries and AquacultureDecember 7, 2010 The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the provincial Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) are providing $1 million in funding over three years toward the establishment of a Fish Harvesting Safety Association and a Fish Processing Sector Safety Council. This initiative will be ...


11/30/2010
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission launches new Claims Management Application
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2010  ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is pleased to announce the successful launch of new claims management software which will streamline the adjudication and management of injury claims. The software is part of a new claims management model which is helping injured ...


11/4/2010
Baie Verte Miners’ Registry Update
BAIE VERTE/ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, the United Steelworkers Union, the Baie Verte Peninsula Miners’ Action Committee and the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research of Memorial University, are pleased to announce commencement of the final stage of the Baie Verte Miners’ Registry project. ...


10/20/2010
WHSCC Employer Assessment Rate Update for 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 October 19, 2010   The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announced today that the average assessment rate for employers in the province will remain at $2.75 per $100 of payroll for 2011. Approximately 65 percent of employers will see a reduction in their assessment rates in ...


6/25/2010
No change to First Aid Kits or Regulations
Notice: June 25, 2010 - No change to First Aid kits or First Aid RegulationsThe Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (Commission) has been receiving a number of inquiries recently from employers and stakeholders in the province asking for information on recent changes to the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety First ...


6/9/2010
Top honors awarded in safety video and radio ad contest
ST. JOHN’S – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) congratulates Holy Spirit High School, Manuels and St. Kevin’s High School, Goulds, on achieving top honors in the 2010 SAFE Work Student Safety Video and Radio Ad Contest.   Holy Spirit claimed first place in the radio ad contest, while ...


5/18/2010
Booth Memorial High wins SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life final
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 18, 2010   Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – The final game of season two for SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life, was played today at the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts in Grand Falls-Windsor, between Booth Memorial High of St. John’s and E.A. Butler All-Grade ...


5/18/2010
Fisheries safety video launched at Marine Institute
Industry partners from the fishing industry today launched a fisheries safety video, Getting Back Home, to help eliminate fatalities and injuries in this high-risk industry sector. The video, to be distributed to all fish harvesters in the province, was produced in partnership with the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Workplace Health, ...


5/17/2010
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? 2010 finale tomorrow
Media Advisory - May 17, 2010   St. John’s, NL – Booth Memorial High School of St. John’s and E.A. Butler All-Grade of McKays have made it to the final round of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, and will square off at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, ...


4/27/2010
SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life enters the semi-final round
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2010   St. John’s, NL –  Booth Memorial High of St. John’s defeated Jane Collins Academy of Hare Bay in the Central/Eastern semi-final game of SAFE Work NL’s - Who Wants to Save a Life, played today at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.    It all came ...


4/26/2010
Media Advisory - SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life
MEDIA ADVISORYApril 26, 2010   St. John’s, NL – Booth Memorial High of St. John’s and Jane Collins Academy of Hare Bay will square off in the Central/Eastern semi-final game of SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life, at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 27, at the St. John’s ...


4/15/2010
Newfoundland and Labrador reports lowest number of workplace injuries in 50 years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2010   ST. JOHN’S – The number of workplace injuries resulting in lost-time compensation claims in this province has dropped below 4,000 for the first time in 50 years, the Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation Commission reports. According to annual statistics finalized this month, there were 3,999 ...


3/25/2010
E.A. Butler Wins SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life Western Semi-final
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2010   St. John’s, NL – E.A. Butler All Grades School in McKays has earned a spot in the final of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life, a TV-style game show designed to educate high school students about workplace health and safety. E.A. Butler defeated ...


3/2/2010
SAFE Work NL’s - Who Wants to Save a Life? travels to Churchill Falls
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2010   St. John’s, NL – Season Two of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? travels to Churchill Falls March 3 for a game at the community theatre at 8:30 am. Two teams from Eric G. Lambert school will play for the right to ...


2/23/2010
WHSCC congratulates Rogers Communications on appointment to CEO Leadership Charter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2010   St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce that Ken Marshall, Atlantic Regional President for Rogers Communications Inc., has been inducted into the 2009 CEO Leadership Charter. As a signatory to the Commission’s CEO Leadership Charter, ...


2/19/2010
Information release - Joint statement regarding medical information exposure
The following statement was issued today by Karen McGrath, CEO of Central Health and Leslie Galway, CEO of the Workplace, Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission).   Over the past 20 months, the Commission has been part of a working group and the sponsor of a registry project to collect data associated ...


2/16/2010
WHSCC launches second season of Youth Game Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2010  St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is pleased to announce the launch of a second season of the highly successful youth trivia game show SAFEWork NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? The season opener will feature students ...


12/21/2009
WHSCC Congratulates JSM Electrical on appointment to CEO Leadership Charter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2009  St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission is pleased to announce that Jim Murray, president and owner of JSM Electrical of St. John’s, has been inducted into the 2009 CEO Leadership Charter. Mr. Murray becomes the 52nd business leader from Newfoundland ...


10/22/2009
News for Employers
Reminder: Deadline for PRIME practice incentive for 2009  December 31 is the deadline for employers to meet the 2009 practice incentive criteria in order to receive a 5% practice incentive refund in 2010. Go to our PRIME site to see the requirements by size of business. Occupational health and safety training ...


10/21/2009
Base assessment rate unchanged for 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2009 The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) is maintaining the average base assessment rate of $2.75 for employers in 2010, and increasing the maximum compensable and assessable earnings limit from $50,379 to $51,235.   The assessment rate is the rate paid by employers to cover anticipated ...


10/14/2009
WHSCC Announces New Occupational Disease Initiative
NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) is pleased to announce a new occupational disease initiative that will broaden the medical and scientific knowledge available to the Commission, which is necessary to determine entitlement to compensation for workers and ...


8/12/2009
Province Introduces New OHS Regulations
NLIS 5 Government Services August 12, 2009   The Provincial Government today unveiled new occupational health and safety regulations that will greatly improve the regulatory conditions under which employers and employees work. The new regulations will replace 30-year-old regulations and will come into force on September 1.   “This is an important day ...


7/27/2009
Annual Performance Report 2008
The report presents the achievements and outcomes of the Commission’s 2008 objectives, as well as future opportunities to support its commitment to providing services to injured workers and dependents, employers and the public through the administration of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act. View Report ...


7/2/2009
Final Reports of the 2008 Employer and Injured Worker Surveys
The Final Reports of the 2008 Employer and Injured Worker Surveys conducted by Corporate Research Associates on behalf of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador, are now available on our website under the ‘About Us’ section on the home page. These surveys are designed to obtain ...


5/8/2009
Lewisporte Collegiate wins SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? final
St. John’s, NL – The final game of the season for SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, was played today at Holy Heart Auditorium in St. John’s, between Lewisporte Collegiate and Elwood High of Deer Lake.   Lewisporte Collegiate defeated Elwood High by a score of 310 to 0 ...


4/28/2009
Province Recognizes National Day of Mourning
NLIS 7 Human Resources, Labour and Employment April 28, 2009   The following statement was issued by the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment.  It was also read in the House of Assembly:   Province Recognizes National Day of Mourning  I rise in this Honourable House to recognize that ...


4/14/2009
Commission responds to statements in the media concerning reduction in injuries
ST. JOHN’S - Statements made in the media by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour and the Injured Workers’ Association regarding the decline in workplace injuries as reported by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), may be misleading. Of the total number of claims reported to the ...


4/7/2009
Workplace injuries on the decline in Newfoundland and Labrador
ST. JOHN’S – Workplace injuries continued to decline in Newfoundland and Labrador at a time when employment levels were at their highest.   In 2008, there were 7,394 injuries compared to 7,954 in 2007, a 7% reduction. Workplace injuries have declined by 38% since 2000 because of sustained efforts by all workplace ...


2/25/2009
SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? semi-final round continues
St. John’s, NL – Game two of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, semi-final round was played today at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre, between Lewisporte Collegiate and Carbonear Collegiate.   Lewisporte Collegiate defeated Carbonear Collegiate by a score of 410 to 0. Carbonear Collegiate wagered all their ...


2/11/2009
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission’s CEO responds to Open Letter from CFIB
“The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) continues to be committed to meeting the needs of small and medium sized businesses in the province,” reiterated Leslie Galway, CEO of the Commission.  The CEO’s comments are in response to an open letter from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.  In ...


2/5/2009
SAFE Work NL’s – Who Wants to Save a Life? enters the semi-final round
St. John’s, NL –  Game one of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, semi-final round was played today at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, between Elwood High of Deer Lake and Menihek High of Labrador City.   SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, is ...


2/4/2009
Alert to Employers: The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission does not utilize the services of debt settlement firms
It has recently come to the attention of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) that employers have been approached by a debt settlement firm in the United States who may be leaving the impression that they are acting on behalf of the Commission.  The Commission wishes to advise ...


2/4/2009
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? Semi-final being played in Corner Brook
St. John’s, NL – Elwood High of Deer Lake and Menihek High School of Labrador City will square off in game one of the SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? semi-final round at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre.   ...


1/6/2009
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission undertaking a telephone survey
During the next few weeks of January, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) will be undertaking a survey of injured workers through its consultant, Corporate Research Associates.  The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the Commission’s services. A representative sample of Commission clients will be contacted and if ...


11/7/2008
Youth game show travels to Corner Brook for game four
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2008  St. John’s, NL – Game four of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, the new trivia game for youth, was played today at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. The game was officially launched at the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture ...


11/6/2008
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? comes to Corner Brook
St. John’s, NL – Game four of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? will be played at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008.  The competing teams are Corner Brook Regional High and Elwood High of Deer Lake.   SAFE Work ...


10/27/2008
Base assessment rate unchanged for 2009
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) is maintaining its average base assessment rate for employers at $2.75 for 2009. The average base rate is the rate paid by employers to cover the anticipated claims costs and the cost of administering the workers’ compensation system. Assessment rates are based ...


10/21/2008
Youth game show travels to St. John’s for game three
St. John’s, NL – Game three of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, the new trivia game for youth, was played today at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. The game was officially launched at the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre on October 3, 2008.   Game ...


10/20/2008
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? comes to St. John’s
St. John’s, NL – Game three of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? will be played at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.  The competing teams are Mount Pearl Senior High and Carbonear Collegiate.   SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants ...


10/17/2008
Youth game show travels to Labrador West for Game two
St. John’s, NL – Game two of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, the new trivia game for youth, was played today at the Labrador City Arts and Culture Centre. The game was officially launched at the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre on October 3. SAFE Work NL’s ...


10/16/2008
SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? goes to Labrador
St. John’s, NL – Game two of SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life? will be played at the Labrador City Arts and Culture Centre, at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17, 2008.  The competing teams are Menihek High School of Labrador City and Mealy Mountain Collegiate of Happy ...


10/3/2008
Youth game show launched in Grand Falls-Windsor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 3, 2008  St. John’s, NL – SAFE Work NL’s Who Wants to Save a Life?, the new trivia game show for youth, was officially launched today at the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre. The show, which will also travel to Labrador City, Corner Brook and St. ...


9/15/2008
Youth initiative to award over $20,000 in scholarships and prizes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   September 15, 2008    St. John’s, NL - The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), in partnership with the Department of Education and Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Youth (FINALY!), is launching a travelling game show at the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre on October 3, ...


9/8/2008
Clarification on claims related to asbestos exposure on N.S. - N.L. ferry
St. John’s, NL -In a joint statement the Canadian Auto Workers Union and the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador (the Commission) clarified recent media coverage that may leave the impression that asbestos related claims for workers who worked on the Atlantic Freighter will be automatically accepted ...


9/8/2008
Clarification on claims related to asbestos exposure on N.S. - N.L. ferry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 8, 2008 Clarification on claims related to asbestos exposure on N.S. - N.L. ferry St. John’s, NL -In a joint statement the Canadian Auto Workers Union and the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador (the Commission) clarified recent media coverage that may leave the impression ...


8/1/2008
Revised injury reporting forms now implemented
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission has revised its most commonly-used forms. The employer’s report of injury – form 7 – and the worker’s report of injury – form 6 – are two of the forms that have been revised as part of the design and development of a new system to register ...


7/18/2008
Development of a registry of former workers of the Baie Verte Asbestos Mine
The development of a registry of former mine employees is a proactive approach, created through a collaborative partnership between the workers’ compensation system, a union organization and a community group. The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), the Baie Verte Peninsula Miners’ Action Committee and the United Steel Workers ...


7/8/2008
Extreme Group Takes Home a Win at the 2008 Cannes Lions
St. John’s, NL, June 20: From Atlantic Canada all the way to the French Riviera, Extreme Group and the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) have taken home a Bronze Lion in the Product and Service, Public Health and Safety category for their “nail” television commercial at the 2008 ...


5/30/2008
Stephenville High School wins young worker safety contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. JOHN’S, NL – Today Stephenville High School was presented with the first place award for the 2008 SAFE Work Newfoundland and Labrador, Workplace Safety 3220 Radio Ad Contest. The presentation was made jointly by the Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, the Honourable ...


5/16/2008
Signing for Safety: Twenty-one CEOs Sign Leadership Charter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2008  St. John’s, NL – Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) announces its second annual CEO Leadership Charter for occupational health and safety. The Commission developed the Charter on the principle that a healthy and safe workplace is good business. Twenty-one top business leaders from ...


5/9/2008
CEOs leading the way in health and safety
St. John’s, NL  - On Thursday, May 15, 2008, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) will hold its 2nd Annual CEO Leadership Charter ceremony at The Fairmont Newfoundland.  The Charter was developed in 2007 to support the continuous improvement of healthy and safe workplaces throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.  ...


4/25/2008
Province Taking Action on Review of Workers’ Compensation System
Human Resources, Labour and Employment April 25, 2008 The Provincial Government, along with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), is undertaking a series of actions to address the needs of the province’s workplace insurance and compensation system.  The Provincial Government believes that the action plan announced today will strengthen client ...


4/25/2008
Media Advisory: Minister to Respond to Review of Workers’ Compensation System
Human Resources, Labour and EmploymentApril 25, 2008 The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, will hold a news conference today (Friday, April 25) to outline the actions being taken by the Provincial Government upon review of the workers’ compensation system in the province. The news conference will ...


4/25/2008
Province Taking Action on Review of Workers’ Compensation System
Human Resources, Labour and EmploymentApril 25, 2008 The Provincial Government, along with the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), is undertaking a series of actions to address the needs of the province’s workplace insurance and compensation system. The Provincial Government believes that the action plan announced today will strengthen client ...


4/15/2008
We Need Your Help!
Help Us Help You! Have you experienced challenges in your day-to-day business with the Commission? Tell us about your challenges and/or suggestions for improvement so you can help us help you! To send an email go to our "Contact Us" page and select "Red tape comments/suggestions or call Karen Ryder at 709-778-1348  or toll ...


4/9/2008
PRIME requirements for 2008
Do you want to save money and have healthier, safer workplaces? Then PRIME, the Commission’s employer incentive program, is for you. Under PRIME, employers can impact the assessments they pay by meeting their practice requirements and managing their claim costs under the experience incentive. The PRIME recognizes an employer for good occupational ...


4/7/2008
News for Employers from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
APRIL 2008 PRIME Experience Incentive The PRIME experience component is now in effect for all PRIME eligible employers. By managing 2008 claim costs today, you can help minimize costs so that you receive the greatest experience refund or lowest experience charge possible in 2009. For 2008, each PRIME eligible employer has ...


4/7/2008
REVISED - Authorized Representative Form
The Commission has revised the Authorized Representative Form (13) as part of its commitment to protect the privacy of the information it collects, as well as to reduce red tape for clients through a more efficient service.  The new form enables us to gather information in a more concise way while ...


4/7/2008
We Need Your Help!
Have you experienced challenges in your day-to-day business with the Commission? Tell us about your challenges and/or suggestions for improvement so you can help us help you! To send an email go to our "Contact Us" page and select "Red tape comments/suggestionsor call Karen Ryder at 709-778-1348  toll free: 1-800-563-9000.   The Commission is part ...


4/1/2008
2008-2010 Strategic Plan
The 2008-2010 Strategic Plan for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission was tabled with the Clerk of the House of Assembly on Monday, March 31st by Hon. Shawn Skinner, Minister of Human Resources, Labour and Employment. The 2008-2010 Strategic Plan builds on the 2007 Strategic Plan released last year and will ...


3/6/2008
Business leaders encouraged to sign CEO Leadership Charter
St. John’s, NL - The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), is currently seeking applications from small, medium and large employers across all industry sectors, for the 2008 CEO Leadership Charter. The Charter was conceived on the principle that the effective management of health, safety and wellness is essential ...


3/6/2008
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Client Service Office Open for Business
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 6, 2008 St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) has officially opened the doors of its Client Service Office (CSO).  The Commission launched the CSO, initially as a pilot project to help enhance service by facilitating timely resolutions on individual ...


3/6/2008
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Client Service Office Open for Business
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -March 6, 2008 St. John’s, NL – The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) has officially opened the doors of its Client Service Office (CSO).  The Commission launched the CSO, initially as a pilot project to help enhance service by facilitating timely resolutions on individual ...


3/4/2008
Notice to Employers
Please be advised that Injury Subsequent Statement (Form 9) for Employers is no longer being used. If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Meehan at 778-1365. ...


2/12/2008
Healthcare Workplace Safety Conference
You are invited to participate in the second annual Healthcare Workplace Safety Conference, in Gander, NL March 31st - April 1st , 2008 hosted by the Newfoundland & Labrador Health Boards Association. This conference will provide health workers from across the province with the opportunity to interact with their peers, while ...


2/11/2008
The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission to address Labrador West Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Ralph Tucker, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Workplace Health Safety and Compensation Commission - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Creating a healthy and safe work environment in Labrador West: Mr. Ralph Tucker, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) and ...


2/11/2008
Board of Directors of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission to visit Labrador
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Board of Directors of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission to visit Labrador   The Board of Directors and senior officials of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission will be meeting in Labrador from February 13-15, 2008.   During this visit, Mr. Ralph Tucker, Chair of the Board of ...


1/31/2008
Minister provides update on information exposure
Justice Human Resources, Labour and EmploymentJanuary 31, 2008 The Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, along with Leslie Galway, Chief Executive Officer of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission), today released further information relating to a recent information exposure. "We all recognize that we live ...


1/25/2008
Province Investigates Information Exposure
JusticeHuman Resources, Labour and Employment January 25, 2008   Province Investigates Information Exposure The Provincial Government and Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission) have moved quickly to determine the full extent of an information exposure of personal information on a laptop computer owned and operated by a private company conducting contract ...


1/18/2008
Occupational Health and Safety Committee Minutes
NOTICE - Occupational Health and Safety Committee Minutes The Commission has revised the Occupational Health and Safety Committee Minutes Form and effective January 1, 2008, the Commission will only be accepting the revised form. Minutes not completed on this form will be returned after January 1, 2008. We recommend that you discard ...


1/9/2008
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission welcomes new CEO
Ms. Leslie Galway has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission).  Ms. Galway was appointed to the position effective January 2, 2008 by Premier Danny Williams.  In her role as CEO, she will report to the board of directors ...


1/9/2008
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission welcomes new CEO
NEWS RELEASE   January 9, 2008  Ms. Leslie Galway has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (the Commission).  Ms. Galway was appointed to the position effective January 2, 2008 by Premier Danny Williams.  In her role as CEO, she will report ...