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Dying Man Rejected By WSIB 06:17
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The Chain Of Shame: A Creative Revolt By Injured Workers 07:20
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Injured Workers Edward & Kevin's First Video About WSIB Workers Compensation - April 11th 2012 12:06
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2015 Ontario Court Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You’ll Go to Jail OFL Calls for Criminal Charges Against New Mex Canada (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Court conviction against furniture retailer, New Mex Canada Inc., for a 2013 workplace tragedy that claimed the life of a worker. The conviction saw a $250,000 fine levied against the company forOccupational Health and Safety Act violations but Justice Jill Fletcher took it one step further when she slapped two of the company’s directors, Baldev Purba and Rajinder Saini, with 25-day prison sentences. Now the OFL is calling for criminal consequences. “For years now, the OFL has been dem ...
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  • Disability benefits in Ontario: Who can get them and how to apply? -
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  • Lawyers divided on WSIB stress-claim ruling Appeals tribunal rules in favour of nurse bullied for 10 years In a decision that has divided employment lawyers, a Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal panel has found chronic workplace-related stress could be a valid claim under the province’s workplace insurance system. ‘It doesn’t follow that just because there has been a declaration on these provisions that all of a sudden it will be easy to put through a claim for mental stress,’ says Jason Beeho. Photo: Robin Kuniski Some lawyers say the decision that found provisions restricting claims for work-related stress were unconstitutional may encourage people who are simply stressed out at work to pursue compens ...
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  • Dying Man Rejected By WSIB 06:17
    Dying Man Rejected By WSIB Brian Giles has been given a few years to live, after contracting asbestosis at work. Workers' Comp has turned a blind eye. SUBSCRIBE and check out our other videos!!/operationmaple
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  • For this April 28, the Canadian Labour Congress has already identified more than one hundred public events across Canada, in big cities and small towns alike, where commemorations will take place. The CLC is also calling on organisers to incorporate calls for all levels of government to do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. The 2014 Day of Mourning messaging will focus on three points:
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  • The Chain Of Shame: A Creative Revolt By Injured Workers 07:20
    The Chain Of Shame: A Creative Revolt By Injured Workers Injured Workers Left To Rot By WSIB/Worker's Compensation SUBSCRIBE and check out our other videos!!/operationmaple
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    darrenfonzseau Thanks for this, I just figured out a way to see it. I have to copy cut and past to see these vids for some reason, but any way, glad I did on this one... THE SAME THING IS happening in the USA.....A back door war on labor and austerity for injured workers all through our health care and Workers Comp. NO ONE is listening, so it takes all of us speaking up, so THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this with all......YOU ROCK 298 days ago
  • Postal worker Michele McSweeney doesn’t know what she thinks was worse — her treatment by Canada Post and workers’ compensation officials in 2005 when she was injured on the job in a hit-and-run truck accident, or her doctor’s missed diagnosis of her crushed wrist.
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  • Canada Workers Compensation & Workplace Health and Safety Resources
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  • Posted a new discussion, Calculating NEL Benefits
    Calculating NEL Benefits Benefit Payments Application DateThis policy applies to all decisions made on or after March 30, 2011, for injuries/diseases on or after January 2, 1990.Published01-Oct-2011SubjectNon-Economic Loss (NEL) (Accidents from 1990)TitleCalculating NEL BenefitsDocument No.18-05-04 Document sections:| Policy | Guidelines | References | Policy To calculate NEL benefits, the WSIB identifies the base amount and age adjustment factor for the year the worker reached maximum medical recovery (MMR), see 11-01-05, Determining Maximum Medical Recovery adjusts the base amount according to the worker's age at the time of the accident, and multiplies the new base amount by the permanent impairment rating to get the NEL bene ...
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  • Ontario required safety training for all workers and supervisors.

    I like the fact that victim's families and injured employees are talking to the supervisors.

    These are a good set of videos for workers and supervisors. Ontario Requires Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors
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  • OFL Says Conviction of Roofing Company CEO Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You’ll Go to Jail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 22, 2013 OFL Says Conviction of Roofing Company CEO Sends Message to Bosses: If You Kill a Worker, You’ll Go to Jail (TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Sid Ryan applauded yesterday’s Ontario Court conviction of roofing company owner, Paul Markewycz, for a 2011 workplace tragedy that claimed the life of a worker. “I hope this jail sentence sends a chill down the spine of every boss who puts profit ahead of workplace safety,” said OFL President Sid Ryan. “Every year 80 Ontario workers are killed in workplace tragedies and nearly 250,000 more are maimed or injured. ...
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  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES OR DISABILITIES The active living movement has encouraged all of us to be more physically active in our daily lives and to maintain or improve our health. People with disabilities or mobility issues can achieve important health benefits by being as physically active as possible. This article outlines: The benefits of physical activity for people with disabilities The benefits of physical activity for people with mobility issues (due to a disability, health condition, age or other factors) Ways to adapt various activities to meet special needs Benefits of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility activities Every Person is Unique Although every individual is different, it’s tru ...
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  • Bringing awareness about injured workers and fighting for a just compensation system By Ella Bedard | October 28, 2013 This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ontario’s first Royal Commission on workers’ compensation, conducted by Chief Justice Sir William Meredith from 1910 to 1913. To celebrate this centennial and bring awareness to the ongoing struggle of injured workers, a "People’s Commission" has been appointed by injured workers and activists to explore the state of the worker’s compensation system in Ontario. Playing the part of the present-day Meredith is Dr. Robert Storey, Director of Labour Studies at McMaster University and author of the forthcoming People’s Commission Report on Workers Compensatio ...
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  • Workers discouraged from filing WCB claims: labour group Manitoba Federation of Labour calls for higher fines for suppression of injury claims CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2013 10:31 AM CT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013 5:28 PM CT   CBC News Posted: Oct 08, 2013 10:31 AM CT Last Updated: Oct 08, 2013 5:28 PM CT ► Workers discouraged from filing WCB claims, says labour group 1:54 The Manitoba Federation of Labour is giving the provincial Workers Compensation Board a failing grade when it comes to helping injured workers, saying employers are abusing the system by discouraging workers from filing claims. The federation's latest workplace safety report card says employers continue to abuse Manitoba's workers' compen ...
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Saturday, 18 February 2012 by dianejw

The Canadian Press

Date: Saturday Feb. 18, 2012 10:51 AM ET

TORONTO — OxyContin and the drug replacing it are being removed from the list of drugs that Ontario normally funds.

The maker of OxyContin, which is up to twice as strong as morphine, will stop manufacturing the drug in Canada at the end of the month.

As of March 1, Purdue Pharma Canada will replace OxyContin with a new formulation called OxyNEO.

In a notice released today, the Ontario Health Ministry said it's removing OxyContin from the Ontario Drug Benefit formulary as of Feb. 29.

Its replacement OxyNeo will be funded through the province's Exceptional Access Program -- a change which means the prescription of the drug will fall under tighter controls.

The ministry says it's taking that step in light of recent studies that suggest increased rates of opioid prescribing -- oxycodone in particular -- is contributing "significantly to opioid-related harms and death."

It notes that Ontario has the highest rate of narcotics use in Canada.

OxyContin, taken orally in pill form, is a long-acting form of the highly addictive opioid oxycodone. But when the pill is chewed or crushed, then injected or inhaled, it produces a "heroin-like euphoria," Health Canada says.

OxyNEO will also be made with oxycodone, but it's formulated to make abuse more difficult: the tablet is hard to crush and when added to liquid, it forms a thick gel that stops oxycodone from being extracted for injection.

Ontario patients prescribed OxyContin will continue to receive it for one month, but all coverage of OxyContin will end on April 2.

After that date, those patients will receive OxyNEO for a year. If the drug is required after that time the patient will need approval through the Exceptional Access Program.

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