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Plan Before You Drive Clients: Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence

This video is available for free download.

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What's New

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Revised Workers Compensation Act guideline effective December 19, 2014

Revised guidelines effective December 19, 2014

Updated Workers Compensation Act policy and guidline effective December 1, 2014

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Bill 17, Nurse Practitioners Defined as Qualified Practitioners

At their October 23, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors approved the inclusion of nurse practitioners in the definition of a "qualified practitioner" in Chapter 10 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual.

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Discussion Guide

Take Care of Yourself and Others: Safety videos for care workers (PDF 1.8 MB)

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Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week, May 3 to 9, 2015

Challenge yourself and your co-workers to promote safety in a way that no company or organization has ever done before.

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Free e-learning courses from CCOHS regarding possible changes to WHMIS after GHS

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