Total Injury and Time Loss Injury rates drop, exceeding year’s targets Number of worker’s covered increases by nearly 3,000 WCB funded position exceeds funding policy range The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s 2015 Annual Report was tabled in the provincial legislature today. WCB Chair, Gord Dobrowolsky said the financial results indicate 2015 represented a year of stability and growth for the WCB as the organization continues to focus its efforts on improving processes that will add value to the customer experience. “We’re the first to admit that we have a long way to go as we strive to better serve our [...]
WorkSafe Saskatchewan presented the 2016 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards today in Regina. 2016 Safe Worker Award WorkSafe Saskatchewan presents the Safe Worker award to a worker who goes beyond the expectations of their position to help create a safer workplace. The 2016 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Worker award winner is Lanny Storey, a journeyperson scaffolder with AREVA Resources Canada Inc., Saskatoon, SK. Lanny designed a change to the work area to eliminate the risk of hazardous gases in the work area. He had an overflow pipe installed to prevent the release of hazardous gas. This change removed the need [...]
Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards Presented Today marks the start of the 19th Annual Compensation Institute, hosted by the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). Every year since 1997, the WCB has hosted this unique event free of charge for the public and safety professionals around the province. To date, the WCB is still the only jurisdiction nationally to offer the two-day event to provide information to WCB customers on claims management, employer services and the prevention and management of workplace injuries. The WCB draws on feedback from customers to provide information on topics and issues that are important to [...]
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 per cent 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.