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 12, 2014

World Safety News - Suing Workers Comp In Canada

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 - $5,000,000 WorkSafeNB Lawsuit A First In Canada

Murray Goodwin, a former tugboat worker, is suing the New Brunswick workers compensation system claiming that he did not receive the proper care, nor the respect he deserved, following a workplace accident in 1987.  As in the U.S., workers in Canada cannot sue worker's compensation.  However, this case is moving forward through the courts.  The article reports that:

"Goodwin says he had a bad fall while working on a tugboat in the Saint John Harbour in 1987 and hasn't worked since. He contends WorkSafe failed to appreciate the severity of his injuries and he was repeatedly denied treatment and surgery recommended by doctors."

"Goodwin says dealing with WorkSafe was a "journey of terror" and that he's suing for other injured workers who might be poorly treated."

Read the article here.

Related past posts:
Workplace Safety Includes Offsite Bullying
Businesses Must Address Domestic Violence
World Safety News - Companies Change Attitude On Safety


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