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.
About 5% of the employed labour force in North America works more than one job concurrently. In some jurisdictions, the prevalence is even higher. Multiple jobholders in South Dakota accounted ... Read More
The ProPublica/NPR investigative reports have highlighted what is wrong with workers' compensation. Make no mistake; there is much to criticize among the US and Canadian workers' compensation ... Read More
In the last three posts to this blog I have recapped the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws (1972) recommendations regarding short-term work-related disability (Temporary Total ... Read More
Workers' compensation costs for temporary disability are a function of:
The compensation rate (66 2/3rds% of gross, 90% of net spendable)
Waiting periods (none, 3 days, 2/5ths of a week) 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. ...