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Nominate safe workers, employers for WorkSafe awards

Nominate safe workers, employers for WorkSafe awards WorkSafe’s Safe Worker, Safe Employer Award nominations open until Nov. 17 Regina, SK – Do you know a worker who leads safety in the workplace, or an employer who makes safety a core company value? Each year, WorkSafe Saskatchewan recognizes workers and employers who strive to make Mission: Zero a reality in the province through the Safe Worker Award and Safe Employer Award. This year’s nomination deadline for both awards is November 17. “It’s important to recognize those workers and employers who have taken the steps to create strong safety cultures in their workplaces,” said Kevin Mooney, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)’s Director of Prevention. “Workers who identify hazards and introduce safety initiatives create safer work environments, while employers who prioritize safety reduce workplace injuries and improve employee morale.” Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: Developing research from the University [...]

2019-04-02T14:36:19-06:00November 8th, 2018|news|

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years

SGI turns safety culture around in 4 years Company wins gold in public sector/non-profit category of Canada's Safest Employers awards Four years ago, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) was added to the Workers’ Compensation Board’s top 50 priority list due to its workplace injuries being above the industry standard. Today, the organization has its lowest medical aid and lost-time claims in five years. Read full story here: https://www.cos-mag.com/personal-process-safety/38061-sgi-turns-safety-culture-around-in-4-years/

2019-04-02T14:39:34-06:00October 26th, 2018|news|

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|

WorkSafe educates workers, employers on workplace impairment

 WorkSafe educates workers, employers on workplace impairment Regina, SK – As part of ongoing efforts to help prepare workplaces for the legalization of cannabis, WorkSafe Saskatchewan has added some additional resources for employers to its website and launched an awareness campaign targeting Saskatchewan workers. WorkSafe, in partnership with Miller Thomson, MNP and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, has developed a video resource for employers to answer some of the questions surrounding the legalization of cannabis. This 30-minute moderated panel discussion, hosted by Kevin Mooney, Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), draws on the expertise of legal professionals from Miller Thomson and human resources professionals from MNP. It is part of a collection of tools and resources that WorkSafe is hosting on its website for employers and workers to access. “Many of our industry partners came to us with concerns about the potential impacts of cannabis in [...]

2019-04-02T14:46:41-06:00October 10th, 2018|news|

WorkSafe Regional Workshop

Regina, SK - The sixth annual WorkSafe Saskatchewan Regional Workshop is taking place at the Days Inn in Swift Current today. The day will include information on: Organizational Performance Metrics (OPM) Ergonomics: Why do workers get injured? Changes to Marijuana Legislation: Impact on the Workplace The morning features a session on ergonomics and why workers get injured. The afternoon’s featured session is changes to Canadian marijuana legislation and what impact it may have on the workplace. “We are committed to our mission of zero injuries, zero suffering and zero fatalities.” says Shelly McFadden, Director of Prevention. “By bringing this one-day injury prevention workshop to smaller communities like Swift Current, we hope to reach as many people as possible to help us with our goal of Mission: Zero. We are excited to have a few of our past Safe Employer winners, GFL Environmental and Matrix Solutions share their safety journey with [...]

2019-04-02T15:08:16-06:00November 2nd, 2017|news|

WorkSafe and the SCSA hold Mission: Zero coffee breaks

Over the past few years, the OHS Division has been visiting residential construction sites around Saskatchewan. The officers are finding that only 60 per cent of workers are wearing hard hats and only 64 per cent are wearing fall arrest. WorkSafe Saskatchewan is concerned that this is causing workers to get hurt. So on Sept. 20 and Sept. 26, WorkSafe Saskatchewan partnered with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) to host Mission: Zero coffee breaks and safety demonstrations at residential construction sites in Regina and Saskatoon. To show the importance of safety glasses, a member of the SCSA performed an eye protection demonstration. The SCSA also did a fall protection demonstration. Construction workers, WCB staff and SCSA team members enjoyed the sunny break to share coffee and doughnuts while talking about safety. Watch our video to learn more.

2017-10-19T16:31:55-06:00October 19th, 2017|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches 2018 Youth Video Contest

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release September 12, 2017 Regina, SK – Lights, camera, action! WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s annual Youth Video Contest for Saskatchewan students in Grade 9 to 12 is now open. Students who create a safety video have a chance to win some big prizes for themselves and for their school. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to learn about workplace safety. By inspiring young people to focus on safety, youth become aware of the hazards around them. They also learn that just like other workers, they have rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Knowing these things can help save their lives and the lives of those nearby. To enter the contest, students must create a video with the theme, ‘Focus on Safety.’ Students and their school will receive a prize if their video is in the top three selected. The top prize is $1,000 for the [...]

2019-04-02T15:09:52-06:00September 11th, 2017|news|

New construction safety app launched in Sask.

Information about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations is at your fingertips now more than ever. The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) has recently developed and launched a new app that highlights the main OHS legislation as it relates to the construction sector. Covering 20 different parts of OHS legislation, the app uses plain, easy-to-understand language to help ensure that employees and coworkers can no longer say, “I didn’t know” about onsite safety. Links to the legislation and other resources and training are also included in the app. The OHS regulations and Saskatchewan Employment Act are more than 500 pages in length. The app was developed in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and has a web-based and mobile version. The web-based version is available at ohsguide.scsaonline.ca. To download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores, search “SCSA.” For more information, visit SCSA: [...]

2019-04-02T15:20:17-06:00September 11th, 2017|news|

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 [...]

2019-04-02T15:21:55-06:00August 2nd, 2017|news|

New Brunswick Student Wins First Place in National Video Contest

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 [...]

2019-04-02T15:22:47-06:00May 8th, 2017|news|