WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity Regina, SK – As part of ongoing efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities in the province, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is undertaking steps to strengthen ties between researchers and Saskatchewan’s primary injury prevention partners – WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS), research institutions and industry safety associations. As WorkSafe works to build safety research capacity in Saskatchewan, Dr. Sean Tucker has joined WorkSafe as the Associate Director of Research. “Dr. Tucker’s abundant experience in health and safety research will be a great asset in [...]

2018-10-31T16:50:32-06:00Oct 31, 2018|Comments Off on WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years Company wins gold in public sector/non-profit category of Canada's Safest Employers awards Four years ago, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) was added to the Workers’ Compensation Board’s top 50 priority list due to its workplace injuries being above the industry standard. Today, the organization has its lowest medical aid and lost-time claims in five years. Read full story here: https://www.cos-mag.com/personal-process-safety/38061-sgi-turns-safety-culture-around-in-4-years/

2018-10-30T16:47:26-06:00Oct 26, 2018|Comments Off on SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years

Employers: Here’s what to include on your medical restrictions form

Employers: Here's what to include on your medical restrictions form The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is asking employers to include the following notation on the medical restrictions form (if you use one): If this form is being used for a work injury at the initial visit, please bill WCB code 640. Please supply your injured workers with a medical restrictions form. Workers should provide this form to their care provider during their first visit for return-to-work counselling. This form outlines what the worker can or can’t do at work because of their injury. There are many names that are [...]

2018-10-25T13:57:04-06:00Oct 17, 2018|Comments Off on Employers: Here’s what to include on your medical restrictions form

WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate

WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate Average preliminary rate suggests a 1.7% decrease from 2018 Saskatchewan’s 2019 preliminary employer premium rate decreases for 12th consecutive year 2019 proposed average premium rate is expected to decrease to $1.17 from $1.19 in 2018 42.5% of Saskatchewan employers will see a decrease or no change to their 2019 premium rate Premium rates for 57.5% of employers will increase next year 2019 proposed premium rate reflects the WCB’s complete transition to the enhanced rate model that was implemented in 2018 REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is proposing [...]

2018-10-16T14:52:58-06:00Oct 16, 2018|Comments Off on WCB announces proposed changes to 2019 average premium rate

Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018

Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018 REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released data today documenting a rise in the number of workplace fatalities in the province during the first eight months of 2018. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 of 2018, there were 37 workplace fatalities. “Workplace fatalities are higher than we have seen in the past few years,” said Phil Germain, Vice President of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. “As employers, workers and professional organizations, together we must take steps to reverse the trend. The solutions will come from everyone working together.” Over [...]

2018-10-11T13:53:48-06:00Oct 11, 2018|Comments Off on Workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan increase in 2018

WCB rate setting information sessions

WCB rate setting information sessions Regina, SK – Every fall, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) holds two public rate setting information sessions for the coming year. The sessions for the 2019 preliminary premium rates will take place: Regina Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Queensbury Centre – Evraz Place (Salon 3) 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Saskatoon Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Hilton Garden Inn (Garden Ballroom) 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The sessions will provide information on the rate setting process, the Experience Rating Program, key factors that affect premium rates [...]

2019-06-19T14:31:38-06:00Oct 11, 2018|Comments Off on WCB rate setting information sessions