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Effective date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Last update: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016


Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) is dedicated to the promotion of safe and healthy workplaces and the recovery and return-to-work of injured workers. The Workers Compensation Act enables the WCB to undertake research and safety programs on injury prevention, safety in the workplace, treatment of workplace injuries, and scientific, medical, or other issues relating to workers compensation. Accordingly, the WCB has established the Research and Workplace Innovation Program to offer grants to support research and workplace innovation in furtherance of these goals.

The purpose of this policy is to communicate the WCB’s approach to funding the Research and Workplace Innovation Program, describe and clarify the program’s mandate, qualifying criteria, terms and conditions of funding. The policy also outlines the role of the Board of Directors and the Administration with respect to the governance and management of this Program.