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Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019

Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019 Total injury rate decreases by 9 per cent and Time Loss injury rate decreases by 6.5 per cent 2019 Total injury rate was 4.95 per 100 workers 2019 Time Loss (Time Loss + Fatality) injury rate was 1.86 per 100 workers 41 rate codes (84 per cent of rate codes) had a lower Total injury rate than in 2018 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries Regina, Sask., March 11, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) released its injury statistics today announcing that the 2019 workplace injury rates [...]

2020-03-11T14:59:52-06:00Mar 11, 2020|Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s workplace Total injury rate decreases in 2019

Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer Regina, Sask., Feb. 20, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is announcing today that Crystal Nett will join the organization in the role of chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president of corporate services. Nett will join the WCB on Feb. 24, 2020, taking over from Ann Schultz, who is retiring after eight years of dedicated service to the organization. Schultz will stay on briefly in a consultative role during the transition period. “We are thrilled to be able to smoothly transition from one exceptional leader to another,” said the WCB’s chief [...]

2020-02-21T08:26:31-06:00Feb 20, 2020|Comments Off on Saskatchewan WCB selects new chief financial officer

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded

Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded Injury claims previously not covered by the WCB will be reviewed under the new amendments  Regina, SK, Feb. 11, 2020 – Recent amendments to The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) have expanded the list of occupational diseases covered by the rebuttable presumption for firefighters. The expanded list now includes six additional cancers that were not previously covered by the WCB. “The added cancers recognize the changing demographics among firefighters, with half of the additional cancers impacting females,” said Phillip Germain, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board. The expanded list of occupational diseases covered by [...]

2020-02-10T17:03:59-06:00Feb 11, 2020|Comments Off on Firefighter occupational disease coverage expanded

View and pay your Statement of Account online

View and pay your Statement of Account online The WCB is always looking for ways to improve service to you, our customers. That’s why you are now able to view your Statement of Account (SOA) online with your WCB Online Account. With your WCB Online Account under Statement of Account, you can: View your current balance owing, and Sign up to be notified by email when you have a new bill. This will ensure you don’t miss a payment with the WCB. To view your Statement of Account, pay your balance or sign up for an email notification when your [...]

2019-08-01T15:41:00-06:00Aug 6, 2019|Comments Off on View and pay your Statement of Account online

WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity Regina, SK – As part of ongoing efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities in the province, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is undertaking steps to strengthen ties between researchers and Saskatchewan’s primary injury prevention partners – WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety (LRWS), research institutions and industry safety associations. As WorkSafe works to build safety research capacity in Saskatchewan, Dr. Sean Tucker has joined WorkSafe as the Associate Director of Research. “Dr. Tucker’s abundant experience in health and safety research will be a great asset in [...]

2018-10-31T16:50:32-06:00Oct 31, 2018|Comments Off on WCB and WorkSafe Saskatchewan building injury prevention research capacity

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 [...]

2018-05-02T20:23:16-06:00May 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, [...]

2018-03-20T09:21:16-06:00Mar 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 [...]

2018-03-19T09:27:11-06:00Mar 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 [...]

2018-03-12T10:01:36-06:00Mar 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 [...]

2018-03-09T16:29:47-06:00Mar 5, 2018|Comments Off on President of Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence to speak at the WCB’s Compensation Institute in Regina