Terry is an active researcher, speaker and commentator on workers compensation issues. Now retired, he was the Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafeBC. His responsibilities included environmental scanning, strategic planning and inter-jurisdictional comparisons.
Terry says of himself: I am a student of workers’ compensation systems. Many years ago I discovered two things about this area. First, workers’ comp and OH&S are of vital importance to people. Protecting, caring for and providing compensation to workers are important, noble and morally responsible endeavors. The second thing I learned was that no matter how much I knew about workers' comp/OH&S, there was always so much more to learn. This is an endlessly challenging area of study. My purpose, therefore, is not to lecture, but to reflect on the ideas and issues that are topical in this area... and to invite others to share in a learning experience. By adding your knowledge and insights, others with similar interests can participate in the discovery and study of this important domain.
On a recent weekend morning, I passed a crew working on water system pipes in an enclosed space below the road surface. When the flagger signalled me forward, she was clearly in a work situation that was ... Read More
Over the last several years, I have been looking early workers’ compensation systems in North America. The striking surge in workers’ compensation legislation among US states and Canadian ... Read More
If you knew your workforce was going to experience changing risks, increased exposure, longer recoveries from injury and greater effects associated with co-morbidities, you would act! The fact is, our ... Read More
Despite having addressed waiting and retroactive periods before, I continue to receive questions about the law and policy surrounding them. The questions usually contain assumptions that waiting and ... Read More
Ten Light Duty Work Ideas So you have decided to provide some light duty or transitional work for injured workers to decrease wage loss expense. First of all, congratulations! This is the first step in decreasing claims costs. ...