Steps for Life – Walk for families of workplace tragedy on May 7

This April and May, communities across Canada will don yellow t-shirts and walk 5K to support families affected by workplace tragedy. The Steps for Life Walk is the primary fundraising event for Threads of Life. The money raised supports programs and services for families who have suffered a workplace loss. The walk brings awareness to communities about the effects of workplace tragedies and helps promote the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Enter as an individual, join a team or create your own group. It only takes 5 minutes to register and 3 minutes to get started with [...]

2017-03-29T16:09:55+00:00 Mar 29, 2017|Comments Off on Steps for Life – Walk for families of workplace tragedy on May 7

Compensation Institute’s Day Two highlights Return to Work

The annual Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute wraps up later today. Over 500 participants registered for the second day of this 20th annual event, held at TCU Place in Saskatoon this year. Today’s sessions offer diverse learning opportunities, with the emphasis on return to work. Speakers from Canada, the United States and Germany speak on various aspects of return-work-programs: What you need to know to develop a return-to-work program Return-to-work barriers: Identifying, mitigating and removing hidden obstacles Evolution of return to work and disability management Understand an international perspective on effective injury prevention and return to work “For [...]

2017-03-21T08:52:20+00:00 Mar 21, 2017|Comments Off on Compensation Institute’s Day Two highlights Return to Work

20th Annual Compensation Institute Starts Today

2017 marks a milestone for the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute. Over 500 participants are attending the 20th annual event at TCU Place in Saskatoon today and tomorrow. For the last 20 years, the WCB has hosted this unique educational event free of charge for the public and safety professionals around Saskatchewan. The WCB is still the only jurisdiction nationally to offer the two-day event that provides information to WCB customers on claims management, employer services and the prevention and management of workplace injuries. When the WCB started Compensation Institute in 1997, the goal was to give participants [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:52+00:00 Mar 20, 2017|Comments Off on 20th Annual Compensation Institute Starts Today

Saskatchewan’s 2016 workplace time loss injury rate lowest in 64 years

Total injury rate drops 11.9% from 2015 • Total injury rate 5.55% • Time Loss injury rate 1.86% • 85.7% of rate codes have a lower total injury rate than in 2015 • 88% of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries • Saskatchewan 3rd-highest in Canada for workplace injuries The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) officially released its 2016 injury rates. The total workplace injury rate for 2016 was 5.55 per cent, an 11.9 per cent drop from 2015, and a significant decrease from 2008 when the total injury rate was 10.21 per cent. The Time Loss injury rate decreased from [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:52+00:00 Mar 13, 2017|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s 2016 workplace time loss injury rate lowest in 64 years