Glossary of Terms

Acronyms

ATIPPA
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
CBOR
Clinic Based Occupational Rehabilitation
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPP
Canada Pension Plan
CPS
Chronic Pain Syndrome
CRC
Chief Review Commissioner
CSR
Client Service Representative
DDD
Degenerative Disc Disease
DSS
Decision Search System
EEL
Extended Earnings Loss
ESRTW
Early and Safe Return to Work
FCE
Functional Capacity Evaluation
JSA
Job Site Analysis
LMR
Labour Market Re-entry
MVA
Motor Vehicle Accident
NOC
National Occupational Classification
OH&S
Occupational Health and Safety
PFI
Permanent Functional Impairment
PPD
Permanent Partial Disability
RC
Review Commissioner
RSI
Repetitive Strain Injury
RTW
Return to Work
TEL
Temporary Earnings Loss
TFA
Targeted Functional Assessment
WHSCA
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act
WHSCC
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission
WHSCRD
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division
WHSCRDR
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division Regulations

Terminology

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA)
Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial legislation respecting the right to access of government held records and the protection and privacy of personal information.
Adjournment
Any postponement of a review, other than a withdrawal.
Clarification
The WHSCRD may clarify any matter in question if it is deemed appropriate.
Decision
The written outcome of a case being reviewed.
Request for Review
The formal request for review of a final decision arising from WHSCC.
Withdrawal
The choice of the applicant not to proceed with the review process.
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act (WHSCA)
An act respecting the health and safety of workers and the compensation of workers for injuries suffered in the course of their employment.
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC)
An employer-funded no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependents. This is where the internal review process takes place and it is the first level of review.
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division (WHSCRD)
The final level of review for workers, dependents and employers dissatisfied with decisions of the WHSCC. It is a quasi-judicial body established under section 21 of the WHSCA that considers requests for review of decisions arising from the WHSCC.
Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Review Division Regulations (WHSCRDR)
Regulations covering the operations of the WHSCRD.

Key People

Chief Review Commissioner (CRC)
The head Review Commissioner for the WHSCRD appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council under Section 22 of the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act.
Client Service Representative (CSR)
The WHSCRD staff member who schedules hearings, prepares client files and is the main contact for a client.
Client
A worker, dependant, employer, representative, or any person considered by the WHSCRD to be an interested party to the review process
Representative
A person authorized, in writing, to act on behalf of the worker, employer, or WHSCC during the review process/hearing.
Review Commissioner (RC)
An individual appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council who conducts a review of a decision arising from the WHSCC.