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WCB releases 2017 operating results

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 [...]

2018-03-27T15:31:23+00:00 Mar 27, 2018|Comments Off on WCB releases 2017 operating results

The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system

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.

2018-03-06T14:51:31+00:00 Mar 6, 2018|Comments Off on The WCB is improving customer service with a new phone system

Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again

Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again Total injury rate drops 5.4% from 2016, however no change in time loss injury rate 2017 total injury rate was 5.25% Time loss injury rate remains at 1.86% 57% of rate codes have a lower total injury rate than in 2016 88% of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released its 2017 injury rates today. The total workplace injury rate for 2017 was 5.25 per cent, a 5.4 per cent drop from 2016. Since 2008, this represents an overall drop of 48.6 per cent (2008 [...]

2018-02-20T14:27:02+00:00 Feb 20, 2018|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s 2017 total workplace injury rate declines again

WCB approves 2018 premium rates

Average premium rate drops for 11th consecutive year REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved the 2018 average employer premium rate of $1.19, a decrease of four per cent from the 2017 rate of $1.24. This is the lowest rate in more than 30 years and it is the third lowest in Canada. The 2018 average rate is 42 per cent below the 15-year high of $2.05 in 2004. “Thanks to the safety focus of employers and workers, the number of workplace injuries we’re seeing in Saskatchewan continues to drop,” said WCB Chairperson Gord Dobrowolsky. “This [...]

2017-12-05T12:05:24+00:00 Dec 5, 2017|Comments Off on WCB approves 2018 premium rates

Facts about the WCB’s Funded Position

Statement: Facts about the WCB’s Funded Position Recently, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued a press release referencing their own research document where they suggest that WCB’s across the country “are holding onto $6.8 billion in extra money.” Their research document goes on to suggest that all workers’ compensation board’s funding ranges in Canada should fall within 100 per cent to 110 per cent. This, however, runs contrary to the independent external actuarial advice that boards across the country have received to set funding ranges. While a review of CFIB’s research would be beneficial, they have been unable [...]

2017-12-01T12:38:10+00:00 Nov 9, 2017|Comments Off on Facts about the WCB’s Funded Position

WorkSafe Regional Workshop

Regina, SK - The sixth annual WorkSafe Saskatchewan Regional Workshop is taking place at the Days Inn in Swift Current today. The day will include information on: Organizational Performance Metrics (OPM) Ergonomics: Why do workers get injured? Changes to Marijuana Legislation: Impact on the Workplace The morning features a session on ergonomics and why workers get injured. The afternoon’s featured session is changes to Canadian marijuana legislation and what impact it may have on the workplace. “We are committed to our mission of zero injuries, zero suffering and zero fatalities.” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention. “By bringing this one-day [...]

2017-11-02T13:53:40+00:00 Nov 2, 2017|Comments Off on WorkSafe Regional Workshop

Canada Day long weekend

Happy Canada Day. Long weekends are a great opportunity to plan a much needed getaway. While planning your trip, please remember the following important safety tips: Slow down in the orange zones. Remember to slow to 60/km or abide by the speed limits posted. Inspect your vehicle before you set out. Check your tires, gas, oil, and look for any damage that may be a hazard to you or other drivers. Don’t drink and drive. This applies to all vehicles: boats, cars, ATV’s and recreational vehicles. Be sun safe. Apply sunscreen frequently to avoid burns. Protect yourself from insects. Let’s [...]

2017-06-21T16:02:38+00:00 Jun 21, 2017|Comments Off on Canada Day long weekend

Come out and meet the NEW WorkSafe Bob!

WorkSafe Bob is back and he wants to meet you! Bring your family and friends, play some games and have some fun! Date: June 28 Time: 11:30 am - 1:15 pm Location: FW Hill Mall Regina Date: July 1 (Prior to the first Rider home game) Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Location: Confederation Park (Evraz Place just west of the new stadium) Regina

2017-06-21T11:54:38+00:00 Jun 21, 2017|Comments Off on Come out and meet the NEW WorkSafe Bob!

WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

Regina – A former labourer was sentenced today in Melfort at the Court of Queen’s Bench to two and a half years in jail for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The former claimant was found guilty of filing two false claims, in addition to returning to work while in receipt of benefits. The WCB received a restitution order for the full amount of the fraud of $137,377. 76. 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. Details on [...]

2017-05-18T15:19:18+00:00 May 18, 2017|Comments Off on WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

Automotive & safe driving tips for Victoria Day long weekend

The upcoming Victoria Day long weekend means road trips for many Saskatchewan motorists and families. For some, the May long weekend also marks the start of the camping season. Travellers can expect increased traffic of all types of vehicles including motorcycles, recreation vehicles, plus camper trailers and boat trailers. “Planning your road travels in advance, driving safe, staying focused, and adhering to the posted speed limits will help you reach your destination safely, plus reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption,” said Christine Niemczyk, Director of Communications with CAA Saskatchewan. Here are some other helpful tips: Automotive & Recreation Vehicle Tips: (www.caask.ca/car-care-tips) [...]

2017-05-18T13:27:01+00:00 May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Automotive & safe driving tips for Victoria Day long weekend