Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia fonds

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Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia fonds

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  • 1916-1985 (Creation)
    Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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  • 90 cm of textual records
  • 2 microfilm reels

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The Workmen's Compensation Board was established in 1916 to administer the act providing for compensation for injuries sustained and industrial diseases contracted on the job. The gradual introduction of medical care and hospital insurance led to the board's adopting the concept of the mutual accident assurance plan, which not only protects employers against liability but also insures employees against loss of earnings. In 1975 the Workmen's Compensation Appeal Board was established to hear appeals from the Workmen's Compensation Board. In 1979 the name of both boards was changed from "Workmen" to "Workers" and in 1996 the Workers Compensation Appeal Board was replaced by the Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal. In 1992 a chief executive officer of the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia was appointed, replacing the executive director, and in 1995 a board of directors established. The board is now for all practical purposes a crown corporation.

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Fonds consists of: Series - Fatality register, Series - Minute books and related material

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Records acquired directly from the board in 1999 and 2000.


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