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The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Study finds COR employers have lower rates of serious injuries than those not in program

June 16, 2016
Institute for Work and Health (IWH)

IWH researcher finds voluntary audit program effective in identifying safer employers

Companies that sign up for a voluntary occupational health and safety audit commonly known as the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program have lower rates of serious injuries leading to time off work, according to a study by an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) researcher.

The study, conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, compared injury rates between firms that took part in the province’s COR program and those that did not over a period from 2005 to 2012. It found COR firms had on average 12 to 17 per cent lower rates of serious injuries that resulted in time off work. No differences were found between the two groups when it came to injury claims that only resulted in health-care reimbursement (i.e. no-lost-time claims).

Read more at http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work/84/study-finds-cor-employers-have-lower-rates-of-serious-injuries-than-those-not-in-program

WCB Review panel asks Albertans for input

June 6, 2016

Albertans are invited to share their opinions and experiences with the Workers’ Compensation Board review panel.

People may offer feedback through an online questionnaire or by written submission at alberta.ca/wcb-review from today [June 6] until July 15.

“Workers, large industries, small and medium-sized businesses, labour unions, safety and industry associations and other Albertans all have interests in the WCB system. They bring their own perspectives, wisdom and unique ideas about how the WCB should operate. By working together, our panel can develop recommendations to help ensure a WCB that works for everyone.”

Mia Norrie, Chair, WCB Review Panel

Read more at http://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=41877824409B9-082D-9891-59C3EE6D63885EF5

Open House on Nursing Home Act and Home Care in Alberta

June 1, 2016

The Department of Health is reviewing and updating the legislation that governs the Nursing Home Act and Home Care in Alberta. As part of this review the government is seeking feedback from nurses, clients, families, care providers and community stakeholders on the policy issues related to these laws. A series of open houses will be held in communities across the province.

RSVP to continuingcare@malatest.com or 1-866-247-6465 with the date and location you will be attending.

Please click here to view the locations and dates of the Open Houses on Nursing Home Legislation

Please click here to view the locations and dates of the Open Houses on Home Care Legislation

WCB “What’s new in Policy” webpage updated May 10

May 13, 2016 
WCB Alberta

The "What's new in Policy" section of the WCB website was updated May 10, 2016.

Find out how to participate in the WCB review

As part of the government's review of WCB, the review panel will be inviting input from workers, employers, key partners and interested Albertans. Find out how to join the conversation and get involved.

Policy update

We have updated the Glossary and made some minor housekeeping amendments to Policies 04-01, 04-06, and 06-01. The amendments are inconsequential in nature and do not affect the rights and responsibilities of workers or employers.

Policy Manual updated May 10, 2016. Find the complete update here.