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A victory for permanently disabled workers

The Report: August 2006 vol.27 num.4

by SARAH OLEARY

Because of a permanent workplace injury in 1999, I was awarded a partial disability pension from the Workers Compensation Board in 2001. My condition has since worsened.

Technology: Essential to your health

The Report: June / July 2006 vol.27 num.3

by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

The basic job description for Biomedical Engineering Technologists (BMET) sounds undeniably dry: they take care of medical equipment. But in reality the job is varied and interesting, involving a multitude of skills and demanding, occasionally, miracles, says Ron Fyffe, a BMET at Vancouver General Hospital, where he is also an HSA steward.

Tie a purple ribbon: taking on workplace violence

The Report: June / July 2006 vol.27 num.3

by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

No meetings. No budget. No long-term plan. Just a deeply felt desire to honour three colleagues whod been injured in a violent workplace altercation.

Thats how Shannon Breeze, a registered psychiatric nurse in Victoria, describes the origin of the Purple Ribbon Campaign she helped initiate at her workplace in April 2005.