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WCB Annual General Meeting

WCB Annual General Meeting Total injury rate dropped to 5.25 (per 100 workers) Time loss injury rate remained the same at 1.86 (per 100 workers) 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved Mission: Zero REGINA, SK – Today the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) held its Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon and in Regina on Thursday, May 3. WCB CEO Peter Federko shared the 2017 financial and operating results with Saskatchewan workers, employers and partners. “The WCB maintains a solid financial position at year end and we remain financially stable and fully funded at December 31, 2017,” said Federko. “The [...]

2018-05-02T15:25:52+00:00 May 2, 2018|Comments Off on WCB Annual General Meeting

Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces

Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces Regina, SK – Key elements of a violence prevention program, creating mentally healthy workplaces and understanding asbestos are three prominent issues facing workplaces today. To help address these issues, those topics are featured on the second and final day of the 21st annual Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute. “To ensure workers and employers can adapt to the latest workplace health and safety challenges, we are bringing in world class speakers to provide relevant and timely information on pressing issues,” said WCB CEO Peter Federko. “Workplace violence, [...]

2018-03-20T09:21:35+00:00 Mar 20, 2018|Comments Off on Compensation Institute’s second day focuses on violence prevention and mentally healthy workplaces

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence

WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today Regina, SK – Today’s workplaces are changing and becoming more diverse. With these changes comes new health and safety issues and the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is working to assist on what workers and employers need to know. The WCB’s 21st annual Compensation Institute starts today at Queensbury Centre in Regina. More than 440 people will attend over the course of two days. The event features several world class guest speakers who will address current workplace health and safety issues, including cannabis, mental health [...]

2018-03-19T09:27:43+00:00 Mar 19, 2018|Comments Off on WCB event addresses cannabis, mental health and workplace violence

Canadian health and safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute

Canadian health & safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute Regina, SK – The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is bringing Emma Nicolson, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), to speak at the WCB’s annual Compensation Institute, March 19-20. Emma is a national specialist who provides guidance to employers and employees on workplace health and safety. She will speak on workplace factors that [...]

2018-03-12T13:44:29+00:00 Mar 12, 2018|Comments Off on Canadian health and safety specialist to speak about creating mentally healthy workplaces at the WCB’s Compensation Institute

President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina

President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina Regina, SK – Workplace injuries caused by violence are increasing in Saskatchewan and the risk of violence is a concern to employers and workers in various industries. Employers and workers want to know what they can do to eliminate the risk of workplace violence and how to stay safe at work. In 2016, violence was the fifth highest cause of workplace injury in Saskatchewan. This is why the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is bringing Glenn French, President and CEO of the Canadian Initiative [...]

2018-03-09T16:29:14+00:00 Mar 6, 2018|Comments Off on President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina

Workplace fatalities in 2017 trending slightly lower however workplace deaths in Sask. remain unacceptable

REGINA, SK – As 2017 comes to a close, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) confirmed today that as of October 31, 22 lives have been lost in workplaces around the province. “Tragically, another 22 lives were lost this year in Saskatchewan workplaces,” said Phil Germain, Vice-President, Prevention and Employer Services. “But this is not about a number. These are fathers and mothers, sisters, brothers, parents and children whose lives have been cut short and the impact to families and their communities is forever life altering.” 2017 fatalities (as of Oct 31) in Saskatchewan: 4 Motor vehicle crash/aircraft (MVCs) 4 Traumatic 12 Occupational [...]

2017-11-23T12:25:08+00:00 Nov 23, 2017|Comments Off on Workplace fatalities in 2017 trending slightly lower however workplace deaths in Sask. remain unacceptable

WCB proposes drop in premium rates for 11th year

Average preliminary rate suggests a 4% decrease from 2017, making it the lowest rate in over 30 years WCB expects the 2018 proposed average premium rate to be the 3rd lowest in Canada. The 2018 proposed average premium rate is expected to decrease to $1.19 from $1.24 in 2017. 94% of Saskatchewan employers will see a decrease or no change to their 2018 premium rate. In 2017, the Board approved the transition to the WCB’s enhanced rate model. The 2018 premium rates reflect the rate model transition. REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has proposed a drop [...]

2017-10-19T17:07:02+00:00 Oct 17, 2017|Comments Off on WCB proposes drop in premium rates for 11th year