Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer Regina, Sask., Feb. 20, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is announcing today that Crystal Nett will join the organization in the role of chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president of corporate services. Nett will join the WCB on Feb. 24, 2020, taking over from Ann Schultz, who is retiring after eight years of dedicated service to the organization. Schultz will stay on briefly in a consultative role during the transition period. “We are thrilled to be able to smoothly transition from one exceptional leader to another,” said the WCB’s chief [...]

2020-02-21T08:26:31-06:00Feb 20, 2020|Comments Off on Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded Injury claims previously not covered by the WCB will be reviewed under the new amendments  Regina, SK, Feb. 11, 2020 – Recent amendments to The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) have expanded the list of occupational diseases covered by the rebuttable presumption for firefighters. The expanded list now includes six additional cancers that were not previously covered by the WCB. “The added cancers recognize the changing demographics among firefighters, with half of the additional cancers impacting females,” said Phillip Germain, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board. The expanded list of occupational diseases covered by [...]

2020-02-10T17:03:59-06:00Feb 11, 2020|Comments Off on Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded