A list of resources currently available to workers and employers
As each province continues to take measures to increase workplace and safety, some information may be hard to find, and some businesses may be confused by the increasing amount of information available to employers and workers. Especially as information is regularly updated amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Canada.
COS has compiled a list of resources available for each province and territory. These resources are notably valuable with regards to updated injury and benefits claims.
- Ontario: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB).
- Quebec: Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). Information available in French and in English.
- British Columbia: WorkSafeBC. It has also provided additional guidelines for the construction and manufacturing industries.
- Alberta: Workers’ Compensation Board Alberta (WCB Alberta).
- Manitoba: Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB Manitoba).
- Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB Saskatchewan). It additionally provides extra information for care workers.
- New Brunswick: WorkSafeNB. It also provides additional guidelines for safe use of workplace PPE and handling mental health.
- Prince Edward Island: Workers’ Compensation Board of PEI (WCB PEI).
- Nova Scotia: Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WBC Nova Scotia).
- Newfoundland & Labrador: WorkplaceNL.
- Northwest Territories/Nunavut: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC). This information covers both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
- Yukon: Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Board (YWCHSB).
Additionally, COS has continued wide-ranging coverage of the current COVID-19 pandemic, including general questions around new workplace challenges, travelling workers, construction safety, mental health, the tech sector and health benefits & paid leave.
As of Mar. 27, there have been at least 4,018 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, and 39 deaths. As of the same date, there have been at least 584,158 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, and 26,826 deaths. The WHO has said that the epicentre of the virus has shifted from China to Europe, and also notes a rapidly increasing number of cases in the US.