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.
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
I was asked to participate in the AWCBC Learning Symposium in St. John, NB a few weeks ago. I accepted the offer in part because I believe strongly in the purpose of the event. Every board has ... Read More
Two events separated by 17 years came to mind when I was asked the above question recently. The two events may seem unrelated: 26 miners killed in a 1992 Westray mine explosion in Nova Scotia and four ... Read More