Session 7D – Workplace Injuries – Let’s Tackle Them Together

Wednesday, June 13, 9:00am–10:30am, Arts and Administration Building, Room A1043

Michelle Bennett and Jane Eustace, WorkPlaceNL


Serving approximately 13,000 injured workers and more than 19,000 employers, WorkplaceNL is an employer-funded, no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and offers fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents.

Workshop provides information on the Top 3 Sources of Injury for the Fishing Industry in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador:

  1. Hearing Conservation – Fish Harvesting, Fish Processing and Aquaculture are among the top 5 industries in Newfoundland and Labrador with hearing loss-related claims. Consequently, it is important for employers and employees working in our fishing industries to learn how to recognize noise hazards in the workplace and take appropriate precautions to protect their hearing – Presented by Jane Eustace


  1. WHMIS 2015 and Chemical Inventories – Operation of a Fish Processing Plant involves the use of a variety of hazardous chemicals, such as ammonia, chlorine, acids and various cleaning agents, sanitizers and disinfectants. Improper use, handling, storage or disposal of chemicals has the potential to cause serious injury or illness. Learn how WHMIS training, in combination with a chemical inventory, helps to reduce the risks associated with workplace chemicals, ensures that employees are informed of the potential hazards, and how to protect from exposure – Presented by Jane Eustace


  1. Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs) – Musculoskeletal injuries account for almost 70% of the lost-time injury claims at WorkplaceNL over the past five years. Learn about MSIs and specific stepping, handling, and lifting techniques to prevent injury in the Fish Harvesting, Processing and Aquaculture industry – presented by Michelle Bennett


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