Stemming from a recent Court of Appeal Decision, (“Surette v. Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2017 NSCA 81”), regarding board Policy 1.2.5AR1: Occupational Hearing Loss – Injuries on or after January 1, 2000 the Board of Directors has determined they will strike out the clause in the existing policy regarding the requirement for an audiogram within 5 years of leaving the noisy work environment.
In compliance with Board policy on consultation the Board has decided that this policy change will follow a one-step consultation process for the minimum 30 days. Click the following link for access to the full document details, (Program Policy Background Paper: Noise Induced Hearing Loss).
This consultation is open for stakeholder feedback until February 16th, 2018.
The following is a listing of the policy topics the WCB has consulted
on in recent years. Please click on a topic to link to the respective