Consultation on Draft Revisions to Policy 1.2.5AR Occupational Hearing Loss – Injuries on or after January 1, 2000

The WCB is consulting with Nova Scotians on compensation for occupational noise induced hearing loss. The consultation documents will be available on-line until July 31, 2014, and all Nova Scotians are invited to provide feedback to the WCB on this topic.
The adjudication of occupational noise induced hearing loss is a complex issue in Nova Scotia. The changes the WCB is proposing to the existing policy are intended to clarify the WCB’s approach to compensating for these injuries, resulting in consistent claims adjudication and a reduction in the burden on the appeal system.
Please review the consultation paper and draft policy revisions, and provide your feedback on the proposed policy changes. The consultation period is March 27 until July 31, 2014.

By email:

Send comments to Kevin Foster at Kevin.Foster@wcb.gov.ns.ca

By Mail:

Kevin Foster
Manager of Strategy Support and Planning
Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
PO Box 1150,Halifax, N.S.
B3J 2Y2

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