OHS Insider Month in Review – August 2017: Manitoba

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Workplace Safety

June 19: Highlights of Manitoba WCB’s 2016 Annual Report:

Metric 2016 Result 2016 Target 2015 Result
Lost time injury rate (per 100 workers) 2.9 2.9 3.0
Days lost to injury rate (per 100) 1.67 1.67 1.68
Total work injuries 28,960 28,100 28,969
Total time loss injury claims 14,167 14,442
Severe injuries 2,548 2,450 2,524

 

Pharmacare

June 26: In a move designed to help Manitobans recover from opioid addictions, Pharmacare has removed coverage criteria for suboxone, a drug often used as an opioid replacement option.