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April 12, 2017
WorkSafeNB seeks nominees for 2017 educator award
The annual WorkSafeNB Safety Star Awards recognizes New Brunswickers who make health and safety a priority every day.


March 14, 2017
WorkSafeNB focuses on residential construction safety
WorkSafeNB launches a new Safety Excellence NB portal today to help New Brunswickers better understand safety obligations in the residential construction industry.


March 10, 2017
WorkSafeNB, AANB and Province recognize Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
The Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick (AANB), WorkSafeNB and the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries invite you to recognize Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) 2017 by committing to providing healthy and safe environments for everyone who lives on, works on or visits farms.


February 20, 2017
Atlantic premiers discuss trade and the economy
Premier Brian Gallant said he and his regional counterparts are working together to improve the lives of Atlantic Canadians by focusing on issues such as economic growth including increasing trade, regulatory alignment and improving health-care outcomes and patient care.


February 17, 2017
Safe snow removal from rooftops
With the recent heavy snowfalls in New Brunswick, WorkSafeNB is reminding workers and employers to be careful when clearing rooftops.


January 30, 2017
WorkSafeNB board position vacant
WorkSafeNB’s board of directors has an opening for an employer representative.


January 17, 2017
Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest now on
WorkSafeNB, in co-operation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, launches the 2017 Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest.


October 14, 2016
WorkSafeNB honours Moosehead for health and safety leadership
WorkSafeNB recognized Moosehead Breweries Limited today with its Safety Star Award for demonstrating safety leadership and outstanding achievements in occupational health and safety.


October 14, 2016
WorkSafeNB recognizes two provincial educators
WorkSafeNB honoured two exceptional teachers who make safety, in and out of the classroom, a priority.


October 4, 2016
WorkSafeNB announces increase in average assessment rate for 2017
The average assessment rate for New Brunswick employers in 2017 will increase from $1.11 per $100 of payroll to $1.48 per $100 of payroll.


October 4, 2016
2017 assessment rate maintained under the Firefighters’ Compensation Act
WorkSafeNB’s board of directors announced today that the 2017 assessment rate under the Firefighters’ Compensation Act (FC Act) will remain at $690 per firefighter.


August 11, 2016
WorkSafeNB issues heat-related warning
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, 2016
WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre awarded accreditation
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.


June 29, 2016
WorkSafeNB 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.


May 4, 2016
Be a safety champion for your waste collector
WorkSafeNB is asking the public to help keep waste collectors safe.


April 26, 2016
WorkSafeNB announces youth video contest winners
A video warning about the dangers of fatigue has earned top spot in WorkSafeNB’s “Focus on Safety” youth video contest.


April 19, 2016
Issues Resolution Office now operational
WorkSafeNB’s new Issues resolution Office (IRO) will work to improve service for New Brunswick’s workers and employers.


March 15, 2016
WorkSafeNB announces Health and Safety Educator Award
WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce a new award to recognize New Brunswick educators who make youth health and safety a priority.


March 2, 2016
Fatality at Sussex sawmill
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.


February 16, 2016
WorkSafeNB 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.


January 18, 2016
WorkSafeNB warns employers about misleading sales calls
WorkSafeNB advises New Brunswick employers to be wary of misleading calls regarding Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.


January 12, 2016
WorkSafeNB launches “Focus on Safety” youth video contest
Young people are three to four times more likely to be hurt on the job within the first six months of employment than the average Canadian worker.


December 16, 2015
New Brunswick gets top mark for workers' compensation system
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has rated New Brunswick’s workers’ compensation system as the best overall in Canada


December 1, 2015
WorkSafeNB hires more officers to reach even more employers
WorkSafeNB is now even more hands-on to help employers improve workplace safety.


November 16, 2015
WorkSafeNB 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.


November 4, 2015
Nursing home workers at high risk for workplace violence
Fredericton, N.B. – November is violence prevention month.


November 2, 2015
WorkSafeNB improves privacy protection
WorkSafeNB announced today several new measures to further protect privacy of New Brunswick’s injured workers.


October 14, 2015
WorkSafeNB maintains average assessment rates for 2016
A continued decline in accident frequency and stabilized claim costs has allowed WorkSafeNB to maintain the average assessment rate for New Brunswick employers in 2016.


October 9, 2015
BASE Engineering and Graymont recognized for health and safety leadership
WorkSafeNB honoured BASE Engineering Inc. and Graymont (NB) Inc. today for their outstanding achievements in workplace health and safety.


October 2, 2015
WorkSafeNB 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, 2015
Workplace 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.


September 24, 2015
Worker dies 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.


September 1, 2015
WorkSafeNB aims to make waste collection safer in New Brunswick
WorkSafeNB announces a strategy today aimed at making New Brunswick’s waste collection industry safer.


August 26, 2015
WorkSafeNB: Slow down for road workers
WorkSafeNB is urging motorists to slow down in road construction zones in light of a recent Saskatchewan court case.


August 19, 2015
WorkSafeNB cautions workers to stay cool in the heat
As temperatures soar to the high 30 degrees Celsius across New Brunswick this week, WorkSafeNB is reminding workers to remain cool and hydrated.


August 12, 2015
Worker dies after fall in Tracadie-Sheila
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, 2015
WorkSafeNB 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.


June 8, 2015
WorkSafeNB reminds workers to use their heads while on the job
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and WorkSafeNB encourages all workers to protect their heads.


May 26, 2015
Walk and Roll Challenge at WorkSafeNB’s Rehabilitation Centre
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, 2015
WorkSafeNB, 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, 2015
Digging, 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 4, 2015
Make workplace safety a habit: NAOSH Week 2015
“Make Safety a Habit” is the theme of this year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH), Week that runs from May 3-9.


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 23, 2015
Day of Mourning remembers injured or killed workers
Each year, on April 28, the National Day of Mourning honours those killed or injured while on the job.


April 16, 2015
WorkSafeNB reminds drivers to stow their phone while on the road
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and WorkSafeNB is encouraging all workers to put away phones or other mobile devices while on the road.


April 2, 2015
WorkSafeNB 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.


March 12, 2015
WorkSafeNB and the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick encourage farmers to become farm safety champions
With Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) approaching, WorkSafeNB and the Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick (AANB) have teamed up to remind all New Brunswickers to put safety first when visiting or working on farms.


March 6, 2015
WorkSafeNB, Enbridge Gas New Brunswick remind employers to ensure gas meters are clearly visible
With excessive snow accumulation and poor visibility from winter storm activity, WorkSafeNB and Enbridge Gas New Brunswick are reminding employers and employees to take extra precautions near natural gas meters.


February 26, 2015
WorkSafeNB cautions workers to avoid repetitive strain injuries
Every year, the last day of February marks International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day.


February 11, 2015
WHMIS 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.


February 3, 2015
Stay safe when removing snow from rooftops
Excessive snow loads on roofs may cause collapses and, moreover, create a health and safety risk to passersby from falling snow and ice.


January 8, 2015
WorkSafeNB 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.


October 28, 2014
WorkSafeNB investigates fatal workplace incident
WorkSafeNB and the RCMP are investigating a workplace incident near Caraquet, New Brunswick, on October 27 that took the life of a heavy equipment operator.


October 10, 2014
WorkSafeNB decreases average assessment rate for 2015
The average employer’s assessment rate will be reduced by 10 cents from $1.21 in 2014 to $1.11 in 2015 per $100 of payroll. The rates, effective January 1, 2015, represent an 8% reduction.


October 6, 2014
2015 assessment rate under the Firefighters’ Compensation Act
WorkSafeNB announced today the 2015 assessment rate under the Firefighters' Compensation Act (the “FC Act”). The new rate of $690 per active firefighter is effective January 1, 2015.


October 3, 2014
Two companies recognized for exemplary health and safety practices
WorkSafeNB honoured Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd. and Amcor Packaging Canada Inc. today for their outstanding efforts in workplace health and safety.


August 21, 2014
Safety Excellence NB campaign launched to engage employers
To help engage employers in safety and comply with the new Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Act requirements, WorkSafeNB is introducing the Safety Excellence NB campaign today.


June 20, 2014
UV ray safety – it's important!
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.


June 4, 2014
WorkSafeNB to increase inspections to prevent injuries from working at heights
With the warm weather finally here, construction projects are ramping up. To ensure worker safety, WorkSafeNB has stepped up inspections to commercial and residential sites.


May 6, 2014
New 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 28, 2014
Workers honoured at Day of Mourning ceremony in Saint John
More than 100 people attended the Day of Mourning ceremony at the Frank and Ella Hatheway Labour Exhibit Centre in Saint John.


April 24, 2014
WorkSafeNB welcomed to Threads of Life family
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.


April 2, 2014
WorkSafeNB’s performance helps keep New Brunswick one of the safest places to work in Canada
2013 results exceeded targets established by WorkSafeNB’s board of directors, and helped to keep New Brunswick one of the safest places to work in Canada.


March 11, 2014
Late 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, 2014
Safe 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.


 

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