Preventing injuries and supporting the injured

The Report: April / May 2000 vol.21 num.2

If you are ever injured on the job, these are the people you need to know. Rachel Notley and Carol Riviere are HSAs WCB Officers. Should you ever have problems with your claim, they are there to help you, up to and including appealing a Workers Compensation Board decision.

Many appeals deal with denial of claim, premature termination of benefits, or denial of appropriate rehabilitation or pension benefits. Rachel and Carol will help gather evidence, write your submission, and represent you at the appeal hearing. 

With their extensive knowledge of the WCB system, they can help you negotiate what can sometimes be a difficult path. And their years of experience advocating for the rights of injured workers makes them valuable allies. If you have questions about WCB, you are encouraged to contact the HSA WCB Officers directly.

Rachel Notley is also HSAs Occupational Health and Safety Officer, and is available to advise both HSA Safety Stewards and the Labour Relations Officers at the HSA office about issues relating to health and safety. The role of the OH&S Officer is multidimensional, and includes assisting the Education Officer in teaching the Occupational Health and Safety courses for union activists and stewards, representing HSA on the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare and the BC Federation of Labours Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The Occupational Health and Safety Officer is also the staff advisor to HSAs own Occupational Health and Safety Committee.