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 [...]
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 marks a milestone for the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s (WCB) Compensation Institute. Over 500 participants are attending the 20th annual event at TCU Place in Saskatoon today and tomorrow. For the last 20 years, the WCB has hosted this unique educational event free of charge for the public and safety professionals around Saskatchewan. The WCB is still the only jurisdiction nationally to offer the two-day event that provides information to WCB customers on claims management, employer services and the prevention and management of workplace injuries. When the WCB started Compensation Institute in 1997, the goal was to give participants [...]
WorkSafe Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Video Contest winners. The 2016 Youth Video Contest winners are: First place: Workplace Safety: It’s your Job by Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault (teacher Faron Hrynewich), Clavet Composite School, Clavet. Second place: Bad Sitter by Lucille Arndt, Breanna Beals, Nash Brogden, Daniel Carifelle, Eva Desnomie, Erika Madarash, Tanner Miller, Taylor Stasuik and Kieran Zwolinski (teacher Anne Welles), Campus Regina Public (Cochrane), Regina. Third place: One Mistake by Dylan Haussecker and Hunter Martin (teacher Curtis Buhs), Watson School, Watson WorkSafe Saskatchewan judges the video entries based on creativity, originality, production value and [...]
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 percent decrease.
A former labourer was sentenced today in Saskatoon Provincial Court for defrauding the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of $22,115.63.