Workers and employers both benefit from today’s proclamation of new legislation impacting New Brunswick’s workers’ compensation system.
On behalf of WorkSafeNB’s board of directors, I want to thank the Government of New Brunswick for their prompt and informed action on moving the Ministerial Task Force recommendations forward by introducing this afternoon in the Legislature. This Bill will ensure the sustainability of the workers’ compensation system in our province and align New Brunswick’s legislation with the rest of Canada.
WorkSafeNB’s Nancy Boutcher, assistant director of safety leadership, takes a moment to reflect on bridging the gap between health and safety compliance and a positive safety culture.
Safety-minded employers and associations partner with WorkSafeNB to plan and deliver six Safety Days per year across the province.
National Take Our Kids to Work Day is Wednesday, November 14th. The program invites Grade 9 students from across Canada to accompany a parent or other trusted adult in a workplace setting. WorkSafeNB is reminding employers to ensure safety is part of the program.
For the third year in a row, WorkSafeNB must increase the assessment rate charged to employers to cover the growing costs of workers’ compensation in New Brunswick. The 2019 average assessment rate will be $2.92 per $100 of payroll compared to the 2018 rate of $1.70.
WorkSafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients recovering from workplace injuries.
At WorkSafeNB, we are committed to ensuring our clients, pension and survivor benefit recipients, employers, and service providers experience as little impact as possible if a postal service disruption occurs.