Chapter Meetings & Events

September Chapter Meeting 

September Topic Description   - WSBC Mental Stress Claims.

  

·        History of the mental health claims legislation Section 5.1 (including amendments)

·        Exclusions to section 5.1

·        The Mental Health Claims Unit Team

·        Adjudication process and the role of Field investigators

·        The Role of Prevention specifically in regards to the employer’s responsibility in the investigation of bullying and harassment

·        Historical data on the reports of bullying and harassment to Prevention with a breakdown

·        Historical data on claims registered, further divided by subsector and breakdown of eligibility decisions.

 

Paul Bergin, is a Prevention Officer in the Prevention Field Services office of WorkSafeBC.  For the last 4 years, since the change in legislation was introduced he has been the lead officer on the Bullying and Harassment prevention team.

His team enforces the act and regulations with focus on how the employer investigates these events under the act.

Paul has been with WorkSafeBC for the last 10 years and in the field of Occupational Health and Safety for over 30 years.

Paul completed The University of Victoria’s Environment, Occupational Health Sciences 4 year program (EOH)

Juni Yao Robertson is a Manager of Client Services in the Mental Health Claims Unit at WorkSafeBC. Juni started with WorkSafeBC as a Case Manager in May 2011. She began as a Manager of Client Services in the work-related fatalities unit within Special Care Services and now co-manages the Mental Health Claims Unit with Niraj Thakore.

Juni has a Bachelors in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining WorkSafeBC Juni worked as Rehabilitation Consultant with Manulife Financial. She was primarily responsible for the province wide disability management of complex non-occupational claims for large corporations like Canada Post, TD Canada Trust and RBC Royal Bank.

Juni’s background in Kinesiology and extensive disability management experience with both occupational and non-occupational claims, traumatic physical claims as well as mental health claims, has allowed Juni to approach the mental health claims unit with a unique perspective with a focus on quality adjudication and customer service excellence.

 

Niraj Thakore is a Manager of Client Services in the Mental Health Claims Unit at WorkSafeBC. Niraj has been with WorkSafeBC since January 2014, during this time he has held the role of both Case Manager and Client Services Manager.

Niraj graduated with honors from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Kinesiology, and is a member of the BC Association for Kinesiologists (BACK). Niraj sat on the board of directors of the BCAK from 2013-2015.

Passionate about occupational rehabilitation Niraj worked as the Director of Kinesiology at Golden Ears Physiotherapy where he worked in and managed WorkSafeBC and ICBC occupational rehabilitation programs.

Niraj bring a wealth of clinical and claims experience to WorkSafeBC and has participated in significant outreach with employer and worker groups to help develop and improve the service delivery model for mental health claims.


 


RSVP by 12:00 noon on Tuesday September 25th by following the link below. 

Meeting & Dinner

Time - 6 pm (doors open at 5:30)

Members - $25

Non Members - $25

Students - $10

Speaker Only - $10 (Admittance at 6:45 for 7:00 presentation)

Location - Firefighters Club, Burnaby 

Chapter Meetings and Events

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