WorkSafe Saskatchewan congratulates Ryan Bast

Ryan Bast, a safety advisor with the Motor Safety Association, has been selected from over 116 nominees from around the world as one of the 2015 National Safety Council ‘Rising Stars of Safety’ elite group. Ryan joins the 'Top 40 under 40’ group. Ryan was first nominated and then chosen based on his leadership, dedication and accomplishments at work, home and in the community regarding safety. Ryan displays an ongoing commitment to safety. He sat on the C6 Board of Directors for four years (at a very young age), took time from his full time job to earn a Safety [...]

2017-05-11T20:42:28+00:00 Jun 30, 2015|Comments Off on WorkSafe Saskatchewan congratulates Ryan Bast

WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

A former WCB claimant was sentenced on June 19, 2015, in Saskatoon Queen’s Bench Court for defrauding the WCB. The former claimant pled guilty to a charge of fraud over $5,000 in relation to his going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a 6-month conditional sentence and ordered to reimburse the WCB. The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment. Anyone can report suspected fraud toll free at 1.877.595.2541 or email fraud@wcbsask.com. Details on [...]

2015-06-22T13:18:48+00:00 Jun 22, 2015|Comments Off on WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is presenting second and third place winners of Provincial Youth Video Contest

Four high school students are premiering their winning films today at the May Theatre in Lloydminster. WorkSafe Saskatchewan will be on hand to present the school and students with cash prizes. The students are the second and third place winners of the WorkSafe Saskatchewan Youth Video Contest. The second place winners are Tori Baynton and Sarah Thorpe with their video of Preoccupied. Taylor Musgrave and Taylor Higdon won third place with their video of If It Feels Wrong, Just Ask (teacher Alan Griffith for both). WorkSafe Saskatchewan looks for the best creativity, originality, production value and how the students present [...]

2017-05-11T20:42:28+00:00 Jun 16, 2015|Comments Off on WorkSafe Saskatchewan is presenting second and third place winners of Provincial Youth Video Contest

Free introductory e-course to WHMIS 2015

WorkSafe Saskatchewan is offering workers and employers a free introductory course to WHMIS 2015 through the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The course explains the changes coming with WHMIS 2015. Canada’s requirements for the safe use of workplace chemicals will be changing. It will be updated as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is incorporated into WHMIS. A multi-year transition period is in effect where the current WHMIS 1998 is updating to WHMIS 2015. For more information about how WHMIS 2015 might impact your workplace and to take the course, go to [...]

2015-06-04T12:12:09+00:00 Jun 4, 2015|Comments Off on Free introductory e-course to WHMIS 2015