Improved safety records in 45 out of 50 industry codes result in the lowest average premium rates in three decades. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) approved the 2016 average employer premium rate for 47,783 employers covered by workers’ compensation and for the ninth consecutive year, rates have dropped. In 2016, the average employer premium decreased from the 2015 level of $1.46 to $1.34, which is an 8.2 percent decrease.
A former labourer was sentenced today in Saskatoon Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of $22,115.63.
The WorkSafe Saskatchewan Street Team is coming to Southeast Community College, Estevan, at noon on November 19. Young workers have many of the same on-the-job risks as adults, but they are more likely to be hurt in the workplace than adults. On average, three young people in Saskatchewan die on the job each year.
A former heavy equipment operator was sentenced today in Regina Provincial Court for defrauding the WCB of $40,000.00.
Improved safety performance records in 45 of 50 industry rate codes will result in lower premium rates in 2016 for 45,683 of Saskatchewan’s 47,783 employers. Lowest proposed average premium rate in 30 years (since 1986).
Young workers under 25 are at the highest risk for being injured on the job in Saskatchewan. More than 6,000 young workers are injured on the job each year. WorkSafe Saskatchewan hosts the annual Youth Video Contest for Saskatchewan students in Grades 9 to 12 to help students learn more about workplace safety.
Today, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) announced that cheques and credits totaling $141 million will be distributed by mail to employers this week as part of the excess surplus distribution first announced in May.
Due to the fires in Northern Saskatchewan, mail is being held by Canada Post in Prince Albert.
Ryan Bast, a safety advisor with the Motor Safety Association, has been selected from over 116 nominees from around the world as one of the 2015 National Safety Council ‘Rising Stars of Safety’ elite group. Ryan joins the 'Top 40 under 40’ group. Ryan was first nominated and then chosen based on his leadership, dedication and accomplishments at work, home and in the community regarding safety. Ryan displays an ongoing commitment to safety. He sat on the C6 Board of Directors for four years (at a very young age), took time from his full time job to earn a Safety [...]
A former WCB claimant was sentenced on June 19, 2015, in Saskatoon Queen’s Bench Court for defrauding the WCB. The former claimant pled guilty to a charge of fraud over $5,000 in relation to his going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was sentenced to a 6-month conditional sentence and ordered to reimburse the WCB. The WCB has a responsibility to safeguard the workers’ compensation system. It relies on workers, employers, and caregivers to accurately report injuries, employment activities, payroll, and medical treatment. Anyone can report suspected fraud toll free at 1.877.595.2541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on [...]