Workplace Violence 5th Highest Cause of Injury in Saskatchewan

Violence responsible for 4% of workplace injuries reported to WCB in 2016 936 claims reported due to violence 2 workplace deaths in 2016 due to violence REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Saskatchewan Association of Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) announced a province-wide initiative today to address workplace injuries due to violence. “Workers shouldn’t go to work and feel threatened by violence,” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). “That’s why the WCB is partnering in this violence prevention initiative.” There were 936 claims reported to the WCB due [...]

2017-05-11T20:42:26+00:00 Apr 27, 2017|Comments Off on Workplace Violence 5th Highest Cause of Injury in Saskatchewan

WCB Releases 2016 Operating Results

- Time loss injury rate dropped to 1.86 (per 100 workers) - lowest in 64 years  - Record high number of Saskatchewan workers covered - 420,279  - Maximum Assessable Wage increased to $69,242  - 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero   REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2016 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. Chair Gord Dobrowolsky said the WCB remains fully funded, with sufficient assets to cover the future costs of all claims in the system at December 31, 2016. “This is the guarantee made to injured workers, that benefits and [...]

2018-04-27T10:39:38+00:00 Apr 12, 2017|Comments Off on WCB Releases 2016 Operating Results