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Hope for Changes

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On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Sara Mojtehedzade,  Work and Health Reporter published this information in Toronto Star. The provincial workers’ compensation board has denied 94 per cent of chronic mental stress cases since new legislation extended benefits coverage to employees experiencing long-term trauma or harassment on the job, according to an internal Workplace Safety and Insurance Board audit obtained by… Read more »

New immigrants face higher risk of work injury, says study

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Among almost 500 injured workers that Dr. Light had seen during his practice, majority were immigrants that came to country from 1 to 5 years. There are some research that support this observation. Recent immigrants not only have poorer job situations than workers bornin Canada, but immigrant men are also twice as likely to sustainworkplace injuries that require medical care compared… Read more »

Mental Health

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Damage from a workplace injury or illness can affect the the mental health of injured workers in a number of ways that extend far beyond the physical harm from the initial injury: the psychological trauma of suffering an accident or disease coping with the chronic pain that may result the anxiety of wondering how to financially make ends meet social isolation and… Read more »