DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, May 19, 2014

World Safety News - Increasing Fines For Worker's Comp Fraud

Workplace Safety News Highlights From Around The World

We scan newspapers and magazines around the world for safety news that isn't reported elsewhere.

The following are links to workplace safety-related news and articles that we noticed this past week. If you have international safety news, safety tips, or suggestions send them to: duralabelpro@gmail.com.

Canada - Manitoba Proposes Substantial Increases to Fines For Worker's Comp Fraud

Proposed changes to the Manitoba Workers Compensation Act would increase fines for individuals defrauding workers comp from $1,500 to $5,000. Fines for companies would increase from the current $7,500 to $50,000.

The article in JDSupra Business Advisor reports that:

"Offences under the Workers Compensation Act include knowingly making a false statement to the Workers Compensation Board and failing to report a workplace accident giving rise to a claim for workers’ compensation."

Read the article here.

Related past posts:
World Safety News - Suing Workers Comp In Canada
World Safety News - Sweet Factory Fined
Workplace Safety Includes Offsite Bullying


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