The province launched a comprehensive review of the Workers Compensation Act as required by law. A committee was formed to review the law to ensure it continues to meet the needs of both workers and employers. As part of the review, the committee will consider the following issues:
- The alignment of the act with its founding principles and with workplace illness and injury prevention initiatives outlined in Manitoba’s Five-Year Plan for Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention
- The approach to addressing mental health in the workplace
- Ensuring the WCB is current with emerging trends in injury and illness, and the most up-to-date health and safety knowledge and medical practices.