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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 [...]

2017-11-02T10:45:46+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 [...]

2017-06-21T15:29:11+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

2017-06-19T11:24:13+00:00 Jun 19, 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 [...]

2017-05-18T15:19:58+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) [...]

2017-05-18T11:51:15+00:00 May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Automotive & safe driving tips for Victoria Day long weekend

WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

Regina – A former laborer was sentenced May 3 in Saskatoon Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). The former claimant pled guilty to going back to work while still receiving income replacement. He was given a 12 month Conditional Discharge and 30 hours community service. The fraud amount has been reimbursed to 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. Details on fraud are available at the WCB’s website, www.wcbsask.com. Suspected fraud can be [...]

2017-05-04T08:49:54+00:00 May 4, 2017|Comments Off on WCB Claimant Sentenced in Fraud Conviction

Workplace Violence 5th Highest Cause of Injury in Saskatchewan

Violence responsible for 4% of workplace injuries reported to WCB in 2016 936 claims reported due to violence 2 workplace deaths in 2016 due to violence REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Saskatchewan Association of Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) announced a province-wide initiative today to address workplace injuries due to violence. “Workers shouldn’t go to work and feel threatened by violence,” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). “That’s why the WCB is partnering in this violence prevention initiative.” There were 936 claims reported to the WCB due [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:52+00:00 Apr 27, 2017|Comments Off on Workplace Violence 5th Highest Cause of Injury in Saskatchewan

WCB Releases 2016 Operating Results

- Time loss injury rate dropped to 1.86 (per 100 workers) - lowest in 64 years  - Record high number of Saskatchewan workers covered - 420,279  - Maximum Assessable Wage increased to $69,242  - 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero   REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2016 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. Chair Gord Dobrowolsky said the WCB remains fully funded, with sufficient assets to cover the future costs of all claims in the system at December 31, 2016. “This is the guarantee made to injured workers, that benefits and [...]

2017-05-08T11:33:52+00:00 Apr 12, 2017|Comments Off on WCB Releases 2016 Operating Results

Steps for Life – Walk for families of workplace tragedy on May 7

This April and May, communities across Canada will don yellow t-shirts and walk 5K to support families affected by workplace tragedy. The Steps for Life Walk is the primary fundraising event for Threads of Life. The money raised supports programs and services for families who have suffered a workplace loss. The walk brings awareness to communities about the effects of workplace tragedies and helps promote the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Enter as an individual, join a team or create your own group. It only takes 5 minutes to register and 3 minutes to get started with [...]

2017-03-29T16:09:55+00:00 Mar 29, 2017|Comments Off on Steps for Life – Walk for families of workplace tragedy on May 7

Compensation Institute’s Day Two highlights Return to Work

The annual Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute wraps up later today. Over 500 participants registered for the second day of this 20th annual event, held at TCU Place in Saskatoon this year. Today’s sessions offer diverse learning opportunities, with the emphasis on return to work. Speakers from Canada, the United States and Germany speak on various aspects of return-work-programs: What you need to know to develop a return-to-work program Return-to-work barriers: Identifying, mitigating and removing hidden obstacles Evolution of return to work and disability management Understand an international perspective on effective injury prevention and return to work “For [...]

2017-03-21T08:52:20+00:00 Mar 21, 2017|Comments Off on Compensation Institute’s Day Two highlights Return to Work