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.
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
Safety culture is a popular term in occupational health and safety articles. There is no one universally accepted definition but the US OSHA describes Safety cultures this way:
Safety cultures consist ... Read More
Interjurisdictional comparison of compensation for work-related injury is difficult. Among the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries, there is wide variation in laws covering work injuries. ... Read More