BCL Consulting Group Inc.

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Drug and Alcohol Policies in the Workplace

    If the government holds true to it’s word, despite the controversy, marijuana could be legal in Canada by National Marijuana Day, April 20th. Whether you agree with the legalization of marijuana or not, the reality can not be ignored nor can the impact this may have on the workplace. Does the legalization of marijuana change the concept of a ‘smoke break’ or a ‘two martini lunch’? What about compa...

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • WCB Policy Change Proposal: Concurrent Conditions

    On December 8, 2016, the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta announced proposed changes to cost relief for concurrent conditions, which would directly affect Policy 04-02, Part II, Application 1, paragraph 11 and Policy 05-02, Part II, Application 1. The WCB further advised that drafts of the policy would be open for comment until March 9, 2017. As with any organization, the WCB will peri...

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • St. John’s Ambulance Mental Health First Aid Course

    Continuing the Conversation In case you missed it, Bell Let’s Talk day 2017 set new all-time records with unprecedented social media participation in Canada’s national conversation about mental health. An impressive 131,705,010 Bell Let’s Talk interactions through calls, texts, tweets, posts and views raised more than $6.5 million in funding for Canadian mental health programs, research and initia...

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • 5 Easy Steps to Improve Health and Safety Culture

    It is widely accepted that a Health & Safety(H&S) program, in any organization, plays an instrumental role in reducing workplace accidents. The workers’ compensation(WCB) claims and time loss from work that result from at-work incidents can have a significant impact on a business’s financial picture, specifically during these times of economic uncertainty. As companies face cutbacks in productivit...

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Bell Let’s Talk: Continuing the Conversation

    The 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk day is January 25, 2017 and now, more than ever, education about and awareness of mental wellness is a vital part of any workplace. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative was launched in September 2010 with hopes of fostering a new approach not only to mental illness but mental health awareness. With the help of some high-profile Canadians lending their names and sharing the...

  • Winter Hazards: Slips and Falls in the Workplace

    Even though it may feel like we have had our share of winter already this year, the fact is that there is plenty of winter weather ahead and countless days where winter safety needs to be a priority. Whether at home, at play or at work, slips and falls on ice and snow are the cause of injuries like: Twisted ankles and knees Sprained wrists and shoulders Strained backs and necks Broken bones Concus...

  • What is Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) and How to Get Involved.

    With the annual Experience Rating statements recently released, now is a good time for employers to look at ways to maintain or improve their WCB premium rate. In Alberta, your claims experience from the past three years is used to establish your premium rate for the coming year – in other words, your WCB claims from 2013, 2014 and 2015 will be used to determine your premium rate for 2017. Althoug...

  • WCB Accident Fund Surplus: Have Your Say

    As part of the government directed WCB Review currently underway in Alberta, the Review Panel is taking a closer look at WCB-Alberta’s Accident Fund and how it is managed. This has been a topic of discussion in recent workshops and the Panel is very keen on getting as much input as possible from stakeholders. WCB Accident Fund The Accident Fund is established from Employer Premiums.The WCB is fund...

  • Worker’s Compensation Board Under Review

    In March 2016, the Alberta Government announced that it would be conducting a review of the province’s workers’ compensation system. Although the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is not a government agency per se, the WCB was created by the Alberta Government to administer the Workers’ Compensation Act and as such, is responsible to ensure the WCB is operating as fairly, efficiently and effective...

  • 10 Questions You Should Ask About Your 2017 Experience Rate Statement

    Your 2017 Experience Rate Statement will be issued shortly. This statement not only advises you of the WCB Premium rate you have been assessed for the coming year but provides you with the information used to calculate your rate. The rate setting process is complex and even the smallest change in the data used can have a significant impact on the amount of premiums you pay. Therefore, it is import...

  • A Cost Free Way to WCB Savings: Historical Claim Review

    Soon the Workers’ Compensation Boards (WCB) will be sending out the annual Experience Rating statements to employers identifying the calculations used to establish their WCB premium rates for 2017. Included is a list of the claims and costs used to determine any discount or surcharge being applied to your account. Seeing your WCB claims history laid out, can be a jolt to the system! As an employer...

  • Alberta Fire Prevention: A Hot Topic

    October 9th to 15th is National Fire Prevention Week, an issue particularly fresh in the minds of many Albertans in light of the Fort McMurray Wildfires this spring. While Fort McMurray and surrounding areas continue to rebuild and recover from this horrific natural disaster and the thought of fire sparks feelings of fear, apprehension and anxiety, there is no better time to review, revise and ren...

BCL Consulting Group Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Beyond the Despute Resolution & Decision Review Board: The WCB Appeals Commission

    So the WCB-Alberta has made a decision on an injured worker’s claim and, as the employer, you do not agree with the decision. You have talked to the WCB decision maker, likely a Claim Manager or Claims Adjudicator, without success. You have discussed the issue with a supervisor, have had no luck with the Dispute Resolution and Decision Review Board(DRDRB) and still you are not in agreement with th...

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