Employers: Here’s what to include on your medical restrictions form

Employers: Here's what to include on your medical restrictions form The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) is asking employers to include the following notation on the medical restrictions form (if you use one): If this form is being used for a work injury at the initial visit, please bill WCB code 640. Please supply your injured workers with a medical restrictions form. Workers should provide this form to their care provider during their first visit for return-to-work counselling. This form outlines what the worker can or can’t do at work because of their injury. There are many names that are used to refer to a medical restrictions form. They include: Fitness to return-to-work assessment Return-to-work template Medical absence report Physician's release to return-to-work form Medical certificate employee absence-from-work form Statement of medical restrictions form Functional abilities assessment form Medical assessment form Health care provider's assessment for functional abilities If you [...]

2019-04-02T14:45:43-06:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

2018 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards presented

2018 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards presented Regina, SK: Today, WorkSafe Saskatchewan presented the 2018 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards in Regina as part of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board’s Compensation Institute. 2018 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 2018 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Worker award winner is Justin Ellis with Humboldt Electric, Saskatoon.  Justin came up with the innovative idea of Safety Opportunity Cards so employees contribute to health and safety on a regular basis. Employees use these cards to identify unsafe acts and recognize employees who were properly adhering to safety protocols. Any cards with negative observations do not include any names, while positive observations recognize individual and team efforts. In the card template, employees must identify immediate solutions, which stresses that it’s every individual’s responsibility [...]

2019-04-02T14:49:18-06:00March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Matrix Solutions – Mission: Zero is not impossible

Matrix Solutions is WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s Safe Employer winner for 2016 for its Saskatchewan operations in Regina, Oxbow, Weyburn, Swift Current, Kindersley, Saskatoon, Lloydminster and surrounding areas. Safety is part of everything Matrix employees do. Matrix Solutions, an environment and engineering consulting company, encourages employee involvement to develop the safety culture and to promote safety and injury prevention. As the health and safety advisor, Davin Sander is no different. He’s been inspiring employees to be as passionate about safety as he is. Everyone at Matrix Solutions openly discusses health and safety, focusing on continuous improvement. “We involve everyone when we develop safety policies and procedures,” explains Davin. “We train our staff in safe work practices, focusing on what they need to know to do their jobs safely.” Matrix Solutions trains all employees in the safe work practices and procedures required for them to do their jobs safely. If someone is unfamiliar [...]

2017-05-08T14:29:23-06:00September 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The painful cost of distraction: Work safety for young workers

Xray of Isaac's left hand It was a sunny, afternoon. Isaac, age 20, was working his first construction job, using an air nailer to build concrete forms, when he shot a nail into his left hand. “I fired in one nail, and then the gun skipped and fired a second one – that’s the one that went into my hand.” The 3.5” nail was embedded completely in his palm. The cuff of his sweatshirt was nailed to the base of his thumb. He could see the point of the nail through the skin on the back of his hand between his ring finger and his pinkie. Isaac knows he was lucky not to have permanent damage to the hand. “I can’t believe it didn’t go right through my hand or hit a bone. It could have been a lot worse. A nail like that hitting someone’s face or [...]

2017-05-08T14:29:25-06:00June 20th, 2014|news, Uncategorized|