WorkplaceNL

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Formerly Workplace, Health and Safety Commission.

PO Box 9000
146-148 Forest Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 3B8

Tel: (709) 778-1000                      Toll-Free: 1-800-563-9000
Fax: (709) 738-1714                     Email: general.inquiries@workplacenl.ca
Website: www.workplacenl.ca

Mandate:

The vision of WorkplaceNL is of safe and healthy workplaces within a viable and sustainable insurance system which reduces the impact of workplace injuries by providing the highest level of service to workers and employers.

Target Population:

Workers and Employers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Workplace NL:

  • Is funded by Employers.
  • Implements a No-Fault Insurance System.
  • Features “Easy and Safe” Return-to-Work Programs.
  • Ensures fair compensation for Injured Worker/Dependents.
  • Raises awareness of the factors that can impact well-being in the workplace; such as unsafe working conditions and job-related factors such as heavy workloads, long working hours and inadequate training.
  • Targets young workers through prevention education activities to work towards transforming attitudes and behaviours related to safety.

WorkplaceNL provides services to employers, injured workers and dependents, and the public through the administration of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act (the Act). These services include:

  • The promotion of workplace health and safety in order to prevent and reduce workplace injuries and occupational disease.
  • Ensuring injured workers receive the best care possible and benefits to which they are entitled, recover from their injuries and return to work in an early and safe manner.
  • In addition, WorkplaceNL must also ensure adequate funding for services through sound financial management.