The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) announced the recipients of eight grants in support of projects that will help keep Manitoba (Canada) workers safe and recover from workplace injuries.
The funding is part of the WCB’s Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP). This year’s initiatives range from injury prevention projects, to scientific research projects, and health and safety training for newcomers to Manitoba’s workforce.
“The Research and Workplace Innovation Program signifies our commitment to ensuring healthier and safer Manitoba workplaces now and into the future,” said WCB President and CEO Winston Maharaj. “By funding scientific research we are expanding our knowledge of workplace injuries, illness and diseases.”
The RWIP makes available $1 million each year to fund high-quality scientific research and workplace-based innovation programs that improve workplace health and safety.
Dozens of Initiatives Funded
Since 2009, funding has supported 47 workplace prevention, education and training initiatives. Last year, the WCB added a new funding stream to support training and education projects in occupational health and safety.
The RWIP is now accepting applications for 2015 grants. For more information, visit the RWIP page.
“These projects help train, educate, and give workers better and safer ways to perform their jobs,” addedMaharaj. “As a result of the initiatives supported through the program, it also allows workers to quickly
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and safely return to health and meaningful work, which is one of the main goals of the WCB.”