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Meet the NEW WorkSafe Bob!

WorkSafe Bob shares the Mission: Zero message around Saskatchewan. Enter to win a Rider jersey and safety glasses by posting a safety selfie or a picture of a safe workplace on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Tag #worksafebob and enter by Sept. 30! WorkSafe Saskatchewan Contest Rules and Conditions Contest participants must be 18 years or older. Contest closes September 30th, 2017 at 11:59 CST. Contest winner will be announced October 1st, 2017. Contest winner will be chosen by means of a random draw. Contest winner will be notified publicly on WorkSafe's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Contest winner must claim prize by November 1, 2017. By submitting your picture to WorkSafe's social media and adding #worksafebob, you have agreed to enter the contest. During the contest, WorkSafe or a WorkSafe representative may reach out to you for your permission to use your photo for marketing purposes. This promotion is [...]

August 2nd, 2017|news|

Clavet School Wins National Fan Favourite

May 8, 2017 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the national Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest: First place: “The Eye” Zach MacMillan-Kenny Riverview High School New Brunswick Second place: “Know Your Limits” Ben MacMillan and Jacob MacDonald Morell Regional High School Prince Edward Island Third place: “Your Right to Set Things Right” Rain Cahigas Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute Manitoba Fan Favourite: “Focus on Safety” Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault Clavet Composite School Saskatchewan The video contest challenged high school students across the country to use their creativity to produce an original video that could be used in social media to illustrate to younger workers the importance of working safely on the job. Contestants and their schools had a chance to win cash prizes, provincial/territorial and national recognition, and national entrants [...]

May 8th, 2017|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan Announces Youth Video Contest Winners

Regina, SK: WorkSafe Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the 2017 Youth Video Contest winners. WorkSafe Saskatchewan invited Saskatchewan filmmakers in Grades 9 to 12 to create a 2-minute video using the theme “Focus on Safety”. The 2017 Youth Video Contest winners are: First place: Focus on Safety by Shannen Garibay and Maria Himbeault (teacher Faron Hrynewich), Clavet Composite School, Clavet. Second place: Shortcuts Cut Life Short by Braydon Wilkes, Jon Raedeke, (teacher Michael Brouet), Winston Knoll High Collegiate, Regina. Third place: WCB Mission Zero Car Video by Riley Lyons, Dani Shmatov, Manav Karwal and Carson Zikman (teacher Michael Brouet), Winston Knoll High Collegiate, Regina. A five person judging panel that included two Occupational Health officers, a film teacher and two representatives from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board choose the winners. The videos are judged on the overall workplace health and safety message, creativity, originality, and production. WorkSafe Saskatchewan will present [...]

April 28th, 2017|news|

Workplace Violence 5th Highest Cause of Injury in Saskatchewan

Violence responsible for 4% of workplace injuries reported to WCB in 2016 936 claims reported due to violence 2 workplace deaths in 2016 due to violence   REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Saskatchewan Association of Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) announced a province-wide initiative today to address workplace injuries due to violence. “Workers shouldn’t go to work and feel threatened by violence,” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). “That’s why the WCB is partnering in this violence prevention initiative.” There were 936 claims reported to the WCB due to violence in 2016. WCB has identified five sectors where acts of violence and aggression are within the top five causes of injury to workers: Healthcare, Social Services, Education, Hospitality, Policing and Corrections. The development of the Provincial Violence Prevention Framework will be led by SASWH. SASWH has been [...]

April 27th, 2017|news|

DAY OF MOURNING

Poster Download     Remembering workers injured or killed on the job; committing to keeping each other safe The Labour Councils around the province have organized the following events. We encourage all locals to support and attend the event in your area. Estevan & District Labour Committee –Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 28th in front of the Court House (1016 4th Street) in Estevan at 5:00pm. For information contact Sammy Dryden at 306-421-6637. Humboldt & District Labour Council – No information available at this time. Moose Jaw & District Labour Council – Ceremony will take place Friday, April 28th at 5:30pm at the Moose Jaw Union Centre (1402 Caribou St. W) in front of the building. For more information contact Joe Murrell at 306-631-2946 North Battleford & District Labour Council – No information available at this time. Prince Albert & District Labour Council – No information available [...]

April 6th, 2017|news|

Steps for Life – Walk for families of workplace tragedy on May 7

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 online donations. Register before April 15 and save! Early bird registration fee (up to April 15): $10 Regular registration fee (after April 15): $15 Important links Regina Walk – Sunday, May 7 Registration 10:00 a.m. Walk begins at 11:00 a.m. Wascana Park Saskatoon Walk – Sunday, May 7 Registration 12:00 [...]

March 29th, 2017|news|

2017 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards presented

WorkSafe Saskatchewan presented the 2017 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards today in Saskatoon. 2017 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 2017 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Worker award winner is Heidi McCaskill, a parts person with Cervus Equipment Peterbilt, Regina, SK. Heidi is the worker co-chair on the Cervus Equipment occupational health and safety committee. Heidi is always looking for ways to improve the safety culture at Cervus. She implemented the project to repaint the pit shop with traction paint. She has instituted safety signage and orders the appropriate safety supplies within budget. Heidi maintains the equipment that keeps her co-workers safe, including fire extinguishers, eye wash units and replacing face and grinder guards when necessary. The two finalists for the 2017 Safe Worker Award are Jim Brown from [...]

March 20th, 2017|news|

Saskatchewan’s 2016 workplace time loss injury rate lowest in 64 years

Total injury rate drops 11.9% from 2015 • Total injury rate 5.55% • Time Loss injury rate 1.86% • 85.7% of rate codes have a lower total injury rate than in 2015 • 88% of Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries • Saskatchewan 3rd-highest in Canada for workplace injuries The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) officially released its 2016 injury rates. The total workplace injury rate for 2016 was 5.55 percent, an 11.9 percent drop from 2015, and a significant decrease from 2008 when the total injury rate was 10.21 percent. The Time Loss injury rate decreased from 2.07 percent to 1.86 percent. Time loss claims fell by 604 claims to 7,813. Total claims fell 2,220 from 2015, an 8.69 percent decrease. The WCB’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Federko credits the injury prevention efforts of employers, workers, partners, and the WCB’s own partnership in WorkSafe Saskatchewan and its goal “Mission: Zero” [...]

March 15th, 2017|news|

WorkSafe produced 4 videos to address common injuries in manufacturing and to provide solutions

The Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers (SASM), in partnership with WorkSafe Saskatchewan and the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (CAS), is striving to prevent ergonomic injuries in Manufacturing. Did you know: Poor ergonomic practices cause 40% of the time loss injuries in Manufacturing. The average back injury from poor ergonomic practices costs $4000. This does not include the uninsured costs such as lost time and lost productivity. The average duration for a back injury claim is 20 days. The average cost of a shoulder injury due to poor ergonomic practices is $17,000, and the average duration is 66 days. As part of the project, OHS ergonomists are visiting manufacturers, surveying the workers about existing pain and evaluating work stations and tasks to help prevent injuries in the future. WorkSafe has produced 4 videos to address common injuries in manufacturing and to provide solutions. Check the videos out on WorkSafe’s YouTube page [...]

March 9th, 2017|news|

WorkSafe launches new classroom course: Effective Measurement for Safety

You can’t improve what you can’t measure. This 2-day course will assist employers in understanding the benefits of keeping safety statistics — the why, what and where to find the information, the applicable legislation, data management, training, communication, and continuous improvement necessary to track injury data and prevent injuries through maintaining a safety measurement system. Course materials include tools to help you set up and maintain your own tracking system. Saskatoon March 14/15 April 18/19 Regina March 28/29 April 26/27 Please contact us for more information or to register.

January 16th, 2017|news|
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