February 17, 2017Safe snow removal from
With the recent heavy snowfalls in New Brunswick, WorkSafeNB is reminding workers and employers to be careful when clearing rooftops.
11, 2016WorkSafeNB issues
In response to a recent heat alert issued by the Province of New Brunswick, WorkSafeNB is reminding outdoor workers to be mindful of heat-related risks.
August 10, 2016WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre awarded
WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre (WRC) received a three-year accreditation from CARF International – its highest level of accreditation – citing its exceptional client service in helping workers safely return to work after an injury.
2016WorkSafeNB encourages direct deposit
WorkSafeNB’s priority is to ensure injured workers, pension and survivor benefit recipients, employers and service providers experience as little inconvenience as possible if a disruption occurs.
March 2, 2016Fatality at Sussex
A 50-year-old man is dead after a workplace accident at the J.D. Irving, Limited, Sawmill Division site in Sussex, New Brunswick, on Monday, February 29.
2016WorkSafeNB launches new app
WorkSafeNB, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), launches a new app today to help New Brunswickers better access workplace health and safety information.
November 16, 2015WorkSafeNB investigates workplace fatality in Inkerman
WorkSafeNB is saddened to report that a worker died Friday, November 13, after an incident at a peat moss harvesting site in Inkerman, New Brunswick, about 15 kilometres north of Tracadie-Sheila. The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m.
October 2, 2015WorkSafeNB warns employers about misleading calls
WorkSafeNB is warning New Brunswick employers about people making misleading calls suggesting their safety goods and services are not adequate under New Brunswick’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.
September 25, 2015Workplace
fatality near Edmundston
WorkSafeNB regrets to report a worker died Friday, September 25, from injuries sustained on Sunday, September 20, in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, near Edmundston.
at lumber mill site
WorkSafeNB is saddened to report that a heavy equipment operator died Wednesday, September 23, after an incident at the Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. site in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.
August 12, 2015Worker dies after fall in
WorkSafeNB is saddened to report that, as a result of injuries sustained from a fall from a mobile rolling scaffold on August 7, a worker died August 11.
July 13, 2015WorkSafeNB investigates workplace fatality – July 10
WorkSafeNB is investigating a workplace fatality that occurred in Drummond, N.B., on Friday, July 10. At about 2 p.m. a tar truck fell approximately 10 metres (34 feet) into a gravel pit, crushing the truck operator. The worker died from the injuries.
May 26, 2015Walk and Roll Challenge at WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation
Grand Bay-Westfield – In recognition of Disability Awareness Week (DAW), WorkSafeNB will host a Walk and Roll Challenge at its rehabilitation centre, 3700 Westfield Rd., in Grand Bay-Westfield at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 5 (rain date: June 8).
May 12, 2015WorkSafeNB, CCOHS launch Guide to OHS Legislation
WorkSafeNB and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) are pleased to announce the launch of the online, plain-language Guide to New Brunswick’s OHS Legislation.
May 8, 2015Digging,
excavating or landscaping? Call before you dig
With the warm weather on its way and the construction season ramping up, Enbridge Gas New Brunswick and WorkSafeNB are reminding New Brunswickers that they are required by law to call for a pipeline locate before digging, excavating or landscaping. One phone call will allow the natural gas utility to make sure there are no underground pipelines in the project area.
May 1, 2015“It’s Your Job” student video contest winners announced
A video that addresses the dangers of distraction while on the job has won first prize in WorkSafeNB’s It’s Your Job Student Video Contest. Jolan Chiasson-Landry of École Sainte-Anne, in Fredericton, has won $1,000 for his efforts and $1,000 for his school.
April 2, 2015WorkSafeNB encourages all workers to be safety leaders
WorkSafeNB released its 2014 Annual Report this week and is pleased to announce that New Brunswick remains one of the safest places to work in Canada. As a result of this, New Brunswick employers pay the lowest rates in Atlantic Canada.
requirements are changing
Health Canada announced February 11, 2015 that the revised Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and the new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) are now law in Canada. The amendments establish new requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). The HPA and HPR regulate suppliers (importers, manufacturers, distributors) while WorkSafeNB regulates the requirements of WHMIS in workplaces.
January 8, 2015WorkSafeNB launches “It's
Your Job” student video contest
Workplace safety is a concern for all New Brunswickers, but students are especially at risk. Last year, more than 1,000 New Brunswick workers aged 15-24 experienced a workplace injury. Since 2000, 13 New Brunswick workers aged 15-24 died as result of a workplace injury.
June 20, 2014UV ray safety –
While New Brunswick workplaces demonstrate a strong understanding of heat exhaustion and dehydration, more can be done to raise awareness around exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
6, 2014New Brunswickers should
make safety a habit
The following message was issued today by WorkSafeNB president and CEO Gerard Adams in recognition of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 4-10 2014:
April 24, 2014WorkSafeNB welcomed to Threads of Life
A new partnership between WorkSafeNB and Threads of Life will help New Brunswick families coping with the loss or serious injury of a loved one due to a workplace tragedy.
March 11, 2014Late winter
storm forecasted – are you ready?
Spring might be just around the corner, but with more stormy weather on the way WorkSafeNB is reminding the provincial workforce to reinforce winter safety practices.
January 13, 2014Safe rooftop snow removal – it’s important!
The snow and freezing rain keep piling on in New Brunswick, and it’s causing headaches for home and business owners alike. Given the accumulations, WorkSafeNB is reminding New Brunswickers how to safely clear snow from rooftops to prevent truss collapses.