Attendance on day two of WCB’s Compensation Institute tops 375

BC Keynote Speaker addresses combustible dust incidents Today marks the second day of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’stwo-day annual Compensation Institute. The conference’s keynote speaker Mr. Dale Walker, Director of the Industry and Labour Services Division, WorkSafe BC will share lessons learned from the two 2012 saw mill tragedies in Northern BC that injured 42 and claimed the lives of 4 workers. Walker will discuss details and preventative measures that resulted from these two combustible dust incidents. “Each year the Compensation Institute is an important learning experience for participants and for WCB staff. It provides an excellent opportunity for two-way [...]

2015-06-17T10:47:22+00:00 Mar 24, 2015|Comments Off on Attendance on day two of WCB’s Compensation Institute tops 375

Saskatchewan’s total workplace injury rate declines again in 2014

Today, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) officially released its 2014 injury rates. The data indicates a further decrease in the overall workplace injury rate despite an increase in the number of workers. In 2014, there were 402,894 Saskatchewan workers covered by WCB, over 4,000 more workers than the previous year. The WCB’s Vice President of Prevention, Phil Germain, agrees that while more work must be done to bring our injury rates down, the progress made over the past decade is very encouraging. “Last year, our Total injury rate in Saskatchewan was 7.80 per cent. We set a goal for [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:53+00:00 Mar 23, 2015|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s total workplace injury rate declines again in 2014

18th Annual Compensation Institute starts today

Over 375 people are registered to attend the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) 18th Annual Compensation Institute today at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Each year the WCB holds this unique event free of charge for stakeholders, safety professionals, health care providers and other interested parties from around the province. The Saskatchewan WCB is the only jurisdiction to offer the two-day event which provides information on claims management, employer services and the prevention and management of workplace injuries. “Our goal when we started Compensation Institute 18 years ago was to give participants the ability to learn about the Saskatchewan workers’ compensation [...]

2015-03-23T12:17:06+00:00 Mar 23, 2015|Comments Off on 18th Annual Compensation Institute starts today