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2019 WorkSafeNB Occupational Medicine Research Grants: Call for proposals
Date: October 15, 2019
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB’s Chief Medical Office calls for proposals to further occupational medicine research in New Brunswick. Priority will be given to topics relevant to occupational medicine and health, such as medicinal cannabis and workplace wellness. Funding is available to support appropriate proposals to a maximum of $10,000.


New Medical Form 8-10
Date: August 13, 2019
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB knows patient care is important to you. After research and discussion with the New Brunswick and Canadian medical communities and other compensation boards across the country, it’s improving the medical reporting process.


Summer, substances and safety − A medical moment from WorkSafeNB’s chief medical officer
Date: July 6, 2019
Type: Announcement

As the weather warms, the evenings remain long, and we all find some time to relax and have fun, it can be difficult to remember that such idyllic scenes can be destroyed by tragedy, at home, on the road or at work.


Be careful when prescribing opioids: CMO
Date: February 11, 2019
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB’s chief medical officer says we, in New Brunswick, must change how we prescribe and manage opioids to better help our workers.


Calls for research proposals on opioid policy
Date: November 16, 2018
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB's CMO office calls for proposals to research the application of the principles outlined in our new opioid policy.


WorkSafeNB tightens opioid prescribing guidelines
Date: November 1, 2018
Type: News Release

WorkSafeNB has changed the way it manages opioid prescriptions for clients recovering from workplace injuries.


Our CMO encourages physicians to promote early return to work
Date: August 28, 2018
Type: Announcement

WorkSafeNB’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Paul Atkinson, is leading the way to change the medical community’s approach to return to work following an injury. His article “Staying at work is good medicine,” published in the summer edition of OPUS MD, showcases the value of work as part of injury recovery. OPUS MD is a newsletter distributed to all physicians in the province by the New Brunswick Medical Society.


Medicinal cannabis resources available
Date: June 27, 2018
Type: Announcement

After extensive consultation with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.


WorkSafeNB hosts medical directors’ meeting
Date: June 14, 2018
Type: Announcement

Twelve workers’ compensation board medical directors met in Saint John from June 11 to 13 for the 2018 Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) Medical Directors’ Meeting.


WorkSafeNB approves medical cannabis policy
Date: April 4, 2018
Type: Announcement

After consulting with stakeholders and the medical community, WorkSafeNB has approved Policy 25-015 - Medical Aid – Cannabis (Marijuana) for Medical Purposes.


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