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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.
 

WCB proposed new stakeholder engagement approach

July 5, 2018
WCB - Alberta

WCB’s Board of Directors is looking to enhance the role of stakeholders in the policy consultation process through the creation of a Policy Consultation Advisory Committee (PCAC). This is a new approach to increasing stakeholder engagement in the development of policy consultation plans and WCB is seeking your input on the proposed process.The proposed process is open for comment until September 4, 2018.

Learn more and provide your input

BCRSP adds new safety certification

July 4, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety - Glyn Jones

The Canadian certification landscape for safety professionals is about to change. In addition to its Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) certification, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is introducing a second certification: the Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST). As a result, the education and work experience requirements to qualify to become a CRSP and maintain CRSP status are also increasing.

Learn more about CRSP & new CRST..

Workplace violence evolving

June 25, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety - Amanda Silliker

Individual threat evaluations, behaviour coaching may be necessary

Glenn French wanted to know the truth. After hearing countless employers saying, “We don’t have that problem here,” he decided to canvass every trade union and labour organization in Canada. He wanted to know if violence in the workplace was an issue.  In the mid 1990s, he mailed surveys to hundreds of unions, from the fishermen in the west to the loggers in the east, and he was overwhelmed with responses.

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Administrative monetary penalties expanding

June 25, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety - Jeremy Warning

Administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) are used by governments as a means of enforcement and to encourage compliance with regulatory requirements. They are used to address non-compliance with various regulatory regimes including trade and border, environmental and financial legislation. In recent years, though, AMPs have also proliferated as an enforcement tool to regulate workplace health and safety.

Most jurisdictions in Canada principally enforce health and safety through prosecution, but some have added AMPs to augment the enforcement arsenal. They are used heavily in British Columbia, where the maximum penalty currently available is $646,000, and in recent years, have become available in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and the Yukon. In those jurisdictions, the penalties are substantially less than might be obtained through a prosecution. Indeed, in Nova Scotia the maximum penalty available is $2,000 for a corporation and lesser maximums for supervisors and workers. AMPs are capped at $5,000 in Manitoba, $10,000 in the Yukon and $25,000 in Alberta.

Read more about AMPs in Canada