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Compensation Institute 2018: Workers’ Compensation: Your system – Your way

That’s why we are excited to host Compensation Institute 2018 on March 19 and 20, 2018 at Evraz Place, Queensbury Centre – Regina.

The Workers’ Compensation Board works to improve open and transparent communication with its customers.

This free two-day educational event features a number of world class guest speakers addressing current workplace health and safety issues, as well as WCB claims management, prevention and employer services information and two workshops.

Workers’ Compensation: Your system – Your way

Breakfast and lunch are provided both days of the conference with registration.

Registration Closed

Compensation Institute – 2018 Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
Want to learn how the WCB can work for you? Hear from our claims, employer accounts and safety programming experts or speak directly with an account manager in our interactive and one-on-one sessions.

We have several WCB experts available in each session, however the one-on-one sessions are based on first-come-first served basis.

External Speakers

Speakers addressing current workplace health & safety issues.

9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

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WCB Claims Department

Attend this session to learn about the steps in a WCB claim. The session begins with a brief presentation on the process of a WCB claim followed by an interactive workshop that includes topics identified as challenging when trying to successfully manage a claim. This session is tailored to you based on the input from past events and topics you identified as important.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Learn new principles in safety management

Dr. Todd Conklin, PHD, Organization Behaviour – Top Safety Speakers Group

When incidents occur, they are attributed to human failure, the belief that the processes or systems are fundamentally safe except for the people using them. Therefore, if the human element is eliminated, there won’t be any incidents. This kind of thinking gets you nowhere. It’s time for us to rethink safety. The place to start is by examining the cause of a mishap and recognizing the role our physiology plays in our actions. If we can get a better understanding of that phenomenon, we can move toward interventions that work to reduce workplace incidents. Todd provides an entertaining and practical look at what is behind human performance and why we need to change our perception of human error before we can change safety.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

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How happiness can create a positive safety culture

Paul Krismer, Chief Happiness Officer – Happiness Experts.ca

Get a blast of personal and corporate well-being in this inspirational introduction to the science of positive psychology. Learn the research results that prove happiness leads to greater safety and environmental compliance, reduced absenteeism, and increased corporate citizenship. If your company knows “what to do” but too often finds employees fail to do it, you will come away with brand new insights about how to change a complacent safety culture. Paul will provides simple, applicable skills that will fuel your personal ability to lead and create positive contagion amongst the people you influence.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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WCB Employer Services Department

Attend this session to learn about managing your WCB employer account. You’ll learn about the premium rate setting process and how your individual experience factors into the premium rates you pay through the experience rating program. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about your responsibilities regarding payroll and contractor reporting, the clearance process and online services.

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

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Is your workplace prepared for legalized marijuana?

Jana Linner, Associate – MLT Aikens LLP

While marijuana is being legalized under the Criminal Code in Canada, it is the provinces who will set per se levels related to impairment. Jana will explore legislation introducing legalized marijuana. She will discuss employer and worker responsibility related to the workplace including impairment, testing and searches.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

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How to generate energy and drive safe behaviours in the workplace

Michael Melnik MS, OTR – Top Safety Speakers Group

Inviting participation in a new program or initiative can be daunting and time consuming. The Energized Approach by Michael helps companies generate and capture the energy needed for the success of any program or initiative. In this fun, high energy and information packed session, Michael introduces 10 essential energy sources and demonstrates how this time-tested approach reduces resistance and maximizes participation. The energized approach will motivate you and offer a strategy that helps you leave the event ready to create a work environment that is primed for action.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Networking break
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

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WCB Prevention Department

Attend this session to learn about managing your internal Safety Management System (SMS). Learn about our online and classroom education training offered to you and your staff. We will discuss what tools are available to help you manage health and safety in the workplace. WCB account managers and prevention consultants will be available for more detailed questions on how to measure, manage and improve your Safety Management System.

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Addressing the unsafe mind, change your thoughts, change your life

Stuart Ellis-Myers, OcD AdD

One in five Canadians experience heightened levels of workplace addiction and mental issues. Who better than someone offering 5O years of personal firsthand experience living and working safely with the rare neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, clinical Bipolar depression, OCD & ADD to discuss mental health issues? Best described by 800 + audiences as Robin Williams with a twitch and an unforgettable mental health safety message, Stuart will have you laughing while learning. You will leave with immediate usable insight and actions shared from someone offering you 50 years of mental health challenges so you can leave with a deeper understanding of how to identify, support and lead those experiencing unsafe dual diagnoses and mental health safety issues.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Networking reception

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductions
Want to learn how the WCB can work for you? Hear from our claims, employer accounts and safety programming experts or speak directly with an account manager in our interactive and one-on-one sessions.

We have several WCB experts available in each session, however the one-on-one sessions are based on first-come-first served basis.

External Speakers

Speakers addressing current workplace health & safety issues.

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Download Presentation in PDF:

WCB Claims Department

Attend this session to learn about the steps in a WCB claim. The session begins with a brief presentation on the process of a WCB claim followed by an interactive workshop that includes topics identified as challenging when trying to successfully manage a claim. This session is tailored to you based on the input from past events and topics you identified as important.

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

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Effectively communicating with culturally different people

Lionel Laroche, Ph.D., P.Eng., Founder and Principal – Multicultural Business Solutions

Culturally different people don’t just look different or speak different languages; they think and communicate differently in a wide range of professional situations because they were taught different mental models by the educational systems they went through. When culturally different people communicate with one another, these differences often result in misunderstandings and frustrations even when everyone involved has the best intentions at heart.

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Networking break
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Learn about subrogation and what information employers can legally access from a claim file

Wayne Dale, B.Sc., B.Ed., B.L.T., LL. B. CIAPP-P SK WCB

Wayne is the WCB’s legal counsel and in this session, he will help participants understand what subrogation is and third party recovery and what role employers have in the claim recovery process. Attend this session to learn what employers can access from a claim file. The second half of this session will address employer access to claim files while managing a claim and when appealing a WCB decision.

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The key elements of a violence prevention program

Glenn French, President, Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence

Glenn is the President of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence and in the wake of well-publicized workplace abuses throughout Canada and the U.S., employers and unions are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of employees. In response, regulators are placing greater responsibilities on employers to place prevention programs to address problematic behaviours, ranging from workplace violence to personal harassment. This two-hour workshop will focus on the critical elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. Glenn will address everything from policy development to acceptable training and follow-up, including critical issues surrounding intimate partner violence and abuse of power.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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WCB Prevention Department

Attend this session to learn about managing your internal Safety Management System (SMS). Learn about our online and classroom education training offered to you and your staff. We will discuss what tools are available to help you manage health and safety in the workplace. WCB account managers and prevention consultants will be available for more detailed questions on how to measure, manage and improve your Safety Management System.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Creating mentally healthy workplaces

Emma Nicolson

OHS Specialist – CCOHS

It can be challenging to create and successfully maintain healthy workplaces that address both the psychological and physical well-being of your employees. In this session, Emma will outline how to implement a comprehensive workplace health and safety program that integrates both. This session will explore the workplace factors that can have a direct impact on worker well-being, and will include a methodology to address psychosocial hazards as well as strategies around the courageous conversations that need to take place when fostering a mentally healthy work environment. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in interactive discussions and focused exercises to help them recognize how to successfully apply these prevention practices in the workplace, and ultimately create a healthy workplace.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

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Spot the hazard – Practice safe sleep

Sylvia Marusyk, OT, Public Speaker – Top Safety Professionals Group

Fatigue can be deadly for workers, co-workers, families and businesses. At its most benign, it is a significant source of stress among employees and affects job satisfaction, health, absenteeism, engagement, and even injury rates. The risks are greatest for shift workers those who work at night, those who work odd hours, people on call and those who do regular overtime. In other words, the vast majority of employees! A Fatigue Risk Management Plan is critical in giving employees a fighting chance against this threat to their own well-being and the well-being of the organization.

Beyond that, what can be done? In this session participants will learn: what factors influence fatigue that are work-related and those that are non-work-related; proven personal strategies to manage fatigue and decrease risk; and organizational strategies to address this potentially deadly issue.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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WCB Employer Services Department

Attend this session to learn about managing your WCB employer account. You’ll learn about the premium rate setting process and how your individual experience factors into the premium rates you pay through the experience rating program. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about your responsibilities regarding payroll and contractor reporting, the clearance process and online services.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Understand what asbestos is and how you can prevent exposure

Edwin Wooster, Senior Project Manager and Training Specialist – Pinchin Ltd.

At this session, Edwin will share safety concerns related to asbestos exposure and the human toll this is taking on society. Asbestos related diseases now account for almost half of all accepted WCB fatalities annually. Unfortunately, people continue to be unknowingly exposed.

Edwin will identify the hidden impacts where asbestos can be found and the physical health hazards that we need to combat. Know the risks, know the signs so you can protect yourself and those around you.  

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The key elements of a violence prevention program

Glenn French, President, Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence

Glenn is the President of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence and in the wake of well-publicized workplace abuses throughout Canada and the U.S., employers and unions are growing increasingly concerned about the safety of employees. In response, regulators are placing greater responsibilities on employers to place prevention programs to address problematic behaviours, ranging from workplace violence to personal harassment. This two-hour workshop will focus on the critical elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. Glenn will address everything from policy development to acceptable training and follow-up, including critical issues surrounding intimate partner violence and abuse of power.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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10 influencing factors for risk acceptance

Dave Fennell, CRSP, BSc, CET – Dave Fennell Safety Inc.

Why do we take risks? How much risk is acceptable? What can I do about it? These are the fundamental questions that will be answered in this presentation. Dave has researched this topic and has developed practical applications for identifying and reducing risk tolerance in the workplace and off the job. Dave will lead us through a discussion on the relationship between hazard recognition and risk tolerance and will identify the 10 influencing factors of risk acceptance. He will provide information that will help identify risk factors in the workplaces and then will demonstrate practical approaches using safety tools and processes that you may already have in place to reduce the acceptance of risk. Whether you are a senior manager trying to answer the question, “Why do my workers take risks?”, a safety professional looking for practical ways of making your workplaces safer, or a hands-on worker trying to figure out how much risk is acceptable, this presentation will provide you with a solid foundation from which to make those improvements.

3:00– 4:00 p.m.

Changing our culture from overwhelmed to resilient

Linda Edgecombe, Motivational and keynote speaker – Top Safety Speakers Group

Linda will reveal her research and data collected from dozens of organizations on how “Chaos” and “Busy” have become the new norm and wound us into the most unproductive and basically unhappy demographic in the past 30 years. Her “No BS” and very humorous approach, stacked up with relevant and easy solutions, will get your organization and teams back on track with clear vision and tools to take back their work day and their personal lives again.

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Event wrap-up

If you have any questions, please contact our Communications department at 1.800.667.7590 ext. 1867.

We have saved a block of rooms at the Delta Regina, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive, for $139/night until March 2, 2018. Please mention you are with the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board to get our preferred room rate.

Book online or call 1.888.236.2427.

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