Province to Introduce Workers Compensation Amendments that would Protect Workers, Improve Injury Prevention

April 28, 2014:  Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun will introduce changes today that would better protect the rights of workers injured on the job, increase fines and penalties for offences under the Workers Compensation Act and consolidate workplace injury and illness prevention services to better serve the public.

The minister also announced today new measures to support safe workplaces including a new mobile unit with new high-visibility vehicle markings for workplace health and safety officers, a new serious injury support worker position in the Worker Advisor Office, and Manitoba’s first annual leadership conference for safety and health committees.

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