Canadian Workers’ compensation fisheries rate to dive 19%

The Workers’ Compensation Board has reduced its in 2016, citing improved safety measures and awareness. Next year’s rate has been set at $6.51 per $100 of payroll, a drop of 19 per cent from 2015. Last year’s $8.06 rate was the highest for the industry, a direct result of a difficult 2013 when eight people perished in fishing tragedies. Those deaths led to the formation of the Safe at Sea Alliance, and as a result the number of days lost due to injury dropped 34 per cent the following year. Read the rest here 13:10

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