Adding correctional officers to the list of workers benefitting from presumptive PTSD legislation


Message from the Chair

As WorkSafeNB’s board of directors, we are mandated to help keep New Brunswickers healthy and safe in the workplace, facilitate recovery for workers following a workplace injury, optimize our benefit structure and stabilize assessment rates for employers.

Importantly, this work includes a regular review of legislation to ensure the Workers’ Compensation (WC) Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act best serve you, our stakeholders.

We know our province’s correctional officers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of our communities. Their dedication to upholding justice and maintaining order exposes them to physically challenging and emotionally taxing situations.

This public consultation has been launched to seek input on whether WorkSafeNB’s Board of Directors should pursue a legislative change under the WC Act that would provide a presumptive clause for correctional officers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) just as New Brunswick police officers, firefighters, and paramedics have now.

Your insights are crucial and will help us decide on a direction. Your perspectives will assist us in making an informed decision that reflects the collective interests and needs of correctional officers in New Brunswick and the communities they serve.

We genuinely appreciate your input as we explore ways to improve workers’ compensation legislation, and we’ll continue to consult you. With your continued collaboration, we can reach our vision of making New Brunswick the safest place to work.



WorkSafeNB Chairperson


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