WCB releases 2017 operating results WCB remains fully funded at 117.8 per cent Record number of Saskatchewan workers covered – 423,527 Time loss injury rate remains constant at 1.86 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2017 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky said the report indicates that the WCB remains fully funded and able to cover the future costs of all claims in the system. “As Saskatchewan’s labour force continues to grow, it remains important for us to maintain a solid funding [...]
Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces Regina, SK – Key elements of a violence prevention program, creating mentally healthy workplaces and understanding asbestos are three prominent issues facing workplaces today. To help address these issues, those topics are featured on the second and final day of the 21st annual Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute. “To ensure workers and employers can adapt to the latest workplace health and safety challenges, we are bringing in world class speakers to provide relevant and timely information on pressing issues,” said WCB CEO Peter Federko. “Workplace violence, [...]
WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today Regina, SK – Today’s workplaces are changing and becoming more diverse. With these changes comes new health and safety issues and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is working to assist on what workers and employers need to know. The WCB’s 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today at Queensbury Centre in Regina. More than 440 people will attend over the course of two days. The event features several world class guest speakers who will address current workplace health and safety issues, including cannabis, mental health [...]
Canadian health and safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute
Canadian health & safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute Regina, SK – The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is bringing Emma Nicolson, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), to speak at the WCB’s annual Compensation Institute, March 19-20. Emma is a national specialist who provides guidance to employers and employees on workplace health and safety. She will speak on workplace factors that [...]
The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system As the WCB continues to improve how we serve you, we are introducing a new phone system that will better equip us to answer your calls. As part of the transition to the new phone system, when you call the WCB, you may hear generic messaging instead of a personal voice. However, you can still leave a personal message to a specific person by pressing 1 or press 2 to go to the inquiry line. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to serving you.
President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina
President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina Regina, SK – Workplace injuries caused by violence are increasing in Saskatchewan and the risk of violence is a concern to employers and workers in various industries. Employers and workers want to know what they can do to eliminate the risk of workplace violence and how to stay safe at work. In 2016, violence was the fifth highest cause of workplace injury in Saskatchewan. This is why the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is bringing Glenn French, President and CEO of the Canadian Initiative [...]