Effective date: April 1, 2010
Application: All communicable disease injury claims on and after the effective date.
Policy subject: Decision making - Injuries
To establish guidelines for communicable disease injury claims.
Communicable disease means a disease that can be transmitted, or transferred by contact from one person to another.
Compulsory immunization means that a worker is required, either directly or indirectly, by the employer to be immunized. An example of an indirect requirement is where an unimmunized worker is directed by the employer that they are not allowed to work (with no pay) in the event of a communicable disease of pandemic proportions.
Voluntary immunization means an immunization that is provided by the employer as part of a broad program, and is received on a voluntary basis by the worker. Voluntary immunization is not a condition of employment.
Each communicable disease injury claim will be judged on its own merits with consideration to relevant medical information, the nature of the occupation and the extent of exposure.
General Adjudication Guidelines
Preventative Measures Against Communicable Disease
Reporting Communicable Disease Injury Claims
whichever occurs first (POL 04/2013, Date of Injury).
(1) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
(2) 2010; new policy and procedure.
PRO 02/2010 Injuries – Communicable Disease
POL 07/2021 Arising Out of and In the Course of Employment
POL 04/2013 Date of Injury
POL 02/2019 Decision Making
PRO 02/2019 Decision Making
POL 04/2017 Injuries – Occupational Disease
PRO 08/2021 - Communicable Diseases - Adverse Reactions to Immunizations
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