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.
My post on the US Social Security Disability (SSD) issue generated a lot of email. . Most of the feedback I got expressed disbelief that 4.7% of the population aged 18 to 64 in the US are in ... Read More
Our economy needs skilled and able workers to deliver the goods and services we need locally and provide internationally. When a worker becomes disabled through work injury or other cause, there is one ... Read More
A worker gets injured in a work-related incident yet there is no record of a work-related injury with the state or federal agency responsible for recording this information. Unfortunately, this ... Read More
The research literature reflects a consensus that effective joint occupational health and safety committees (JOHSCs) make a difference in the workplace. Just because you have a JOHSC that meets the ... Read More
Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is ...