Workplace Injuries and Violence
This is just a small example of the uphill battle employers face when dealing with injured workers and in Canada this issue continues to grow. This is yet another example of why surveillance is conducted so often in these cases and why an objective third party investigator is predominantly utilized; this type of issue becomes a substantial drain on an organization’s bottom line.
Workload and violence block injured workers from getting support
By National Union
Increased workloads are getting in the way of providing quality services, say the people who provide support to injured workers.
(20 April 2012) – Delegates at the recent Conference of Canadian Compensation Unions in Ottawa discussed how increased workloads are having a negative impact on the provision of quality services to injured workers.
Episodes of violence and bullying are another major problem. Threats of violence from the public, threats of suicide from injured workers and workplace bullying all exact a heavy toll on workers’ mental and physical well-being.
“Injured workers deserve better” says Sandra Wright, President of the Compensation Employees Union (CEU) in British Columbia, an affiliation of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) through the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE).
“Workers are struggling to provide quality services under immense workloads. It’s high time employers stepped up to the plate and seriously addressed workers workload concerns,” says Wright. Read more…