OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Nova Scotia
LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 15: An all-time low time-loss injury rate of 1.74 and a robust solvency ratio of 84.1% are the headliners of the WCB’s 2016 Annual Report.
|Lost time injury rate (per 100 workers)||1.74||1.84||1.82|
|Acute workplace fatalities||2||8||5|
|Leading cause of injury||Sprains/strains: 63.5%||Sprains/strains: 64%||Sprains/strains
June 15: The WCB launched a new web service enabling injured workers to submit and manage their claims online. The WCB Online service can also be used to conduct the return-to-work process.