WSIB management defends system in face of workers’ concerns

Staff warn of service issues, understaffing in ‘call centre’ model, documents show

Another awesome article from Sara Mojtehedzadeh which was published in the Toronto Star on February 22, 2019.   A writer committed to the truth and a paper committed to printing it.

Senior management is doubling down on controversial changes at the provincial workers’ compensation board, as employees blast the organization’s new “call centre” model and warn that failure to address understaffing and service issues could have “life and death implications” for injured workers, according to documents obtained by the Star. Continue reading

Changes to JOHS Training Standards Designed to Keep Profits Safe

written by Greg Snider   Editing + by Lise Vaugeois

Steve Mantis responded to the Ontario Governments changes to the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Training Standards with an e-mail to preventionfeedback@ontario.ca.  In the Government’s own words, the changes were made to “reduce the burden on Business …  and save employers and workers time and money.”  The condensed version is: they are making the training shorter and online while giving the employer more time to implement the training. Continue reading