Saskatchewan WCB seeking customer feedback

Saskatchewan WCB seeking customer feedback WCB engaging customers for feedback to help improve services Regina, Sask., June 09, 2021 – In the month of June, the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) will be reaching out to customers across the province to gather feedback to help improve WCB services. The information provided by customers will be vital in improving the WCB’s services over the short and long term. As customers experience these services from a different perspective, we will be seeking input from injured workers and employers at all touchpoints of their experience with us. This information will be used in the development of a customer feedback system that will help us in the future to gather feedback at the most critical points of the customer journey. We will be looking for customers to tell us about their experience with the WCB, both positive and negative. We will be asking about the [...]

2021-06-09T13:20:13-06:00June 9th, 2021|news|

Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) signs new funding agreement with the WCB

Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) signs new funding agreement with the WCB New funding agreement strengthens partnership with the WCB Regina, Sask., June 7, 2021 – The Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) is the latest of seven provincial safety associations to sign a new funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). This agreement works to strengthen the WCB’s partnership and close working relationship with each safety association as we all work together to create safer workplaces in Saskatchewan. “The WCB has long-standing close ties with our safety associations, including SASWH, to help work toward creating safer workplaces in our province through awareness, training and other injury prevention initiatives,” says Kevin Mooney, vice-president of prevention and employer services. “Our partnerships with safety associations are key to our workplace safety efforts across the province. These close partnerships help us support the safety and prevention [...]

2021-06-07T10:18:49-06:00June 7th, 2021|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan announces 2021 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Award winners

WorkSafe Saskatchewan announces 2021 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Award winners Regina, Sask., May 31, 2021 – On May 25, 2021, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, announced the winners of the 2021 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards. Each year, WorkSafe Saskatchewan presents the Safe Worker Award to a worker who goes beyond the expectations of their position to help create a safer workplace. This award aims to recognize workers that model innovative and successful safety practices in their workplace. In many situations, the winners are not in formal leadership roles, but have taken the opportunity to become safety leaders in their workplace. The 2021 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Worker Award winner is Audrey MacMurchy, Kingston Midstream Limited, Estevan, Sask. The Safe Employer Award is presented to a best practice employer who builds safety into every [...]

2021-05-31T11:12:03-06:00May 31st, 2021|news|

Energy Safety Canada signs new safety funding agreement with the WCB

Energy Safety Canada signs new safety funding agreement with the WCB Regina, Sask., May 20, 2021 – Energy Safety Canada is among the first of seven provincial safety associations to sign the new funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). This agreement strengthens the partnership and the WCB’s close ties with each safety association as together we work to create safer workplaces in the province. “The WCB has a long-standing partnership with our safety associations, such as Energy Safety Canada, to help address injury prevention in their sector through education, training and other prevention initiatives,” says Kevin Mooney, vice-president of prevention and employer services. “These close partnerships are vital to our provincial efforts and it is through these close working relationships that we can support the safety and prevention interests of all employers represented in the industry.” The Saskatchewan WCB currently funds seven industry-based safety associations. Each [...]

2021-05-20T13:56:13-06:00May 20th, 2021|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches online psychological resource centre for Saskatchewan employers and workers

WorkSafe Saskatchewan launches online psychological resource centre for Saskatchewan employers and workers Regina, Sask., April 14, 2021 – In the past five years, psychological health claims have been on the rise across the province. To address these issues in the province, WorkSafe Saskatchewan (the partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety) has launched a comprehensive online psychological health and safety resource centre. The centre provides employers and workers with resources to help develop psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. “We’re very excited to launch the Psychological Health and Safety Resource Centre in partnership with Dr. Joti Samra,” said Kevin Mooney, the WCB’s vice-president of prevention and employer services. “Over the past several years, we’ve seen Saskatchewan workplaces dealing with unique psychological health and safety challenges. That reinforces the importance of providing Saskatchewan employers and workers with the tools they [...]

2021-04-14T10:01:12-06:00April 14th, 2021|news|

Asbestos kills. It’s best to test.

Asbestos kills. It's best to test. WorkSafe Saskatchewan offers tips for homeowners and contractors to avoid asbestos exposure. Regina, Sask., Nov. 19, 2020 – WorkSafe Saskatchewan has released a number of tips for homeowners and contractors to stay safe and aware of the potential for asbestos in their home before starting construction and renovation projects. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan. It is dangerous to construction workers and do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners alike. Asbestos has been banned in Canada since Dec. 30, 2018. However, asbestos-containing materials were common building products in homes built before 1990. Although asbestos-containing products are generally safe when left undisturbed, they become brittle over time and can crumble. The popularity of DIY projects has heightened the likelihood of asbestos exposure for homeowners. Inhaling asbestos fibres can cause chronic, irreversible and life-threatening lung diseases. These diseases, which [...]

2020-11-27T14:23:02-06:00November 27th, 2020|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan hosts virtual psychological health and safety learning event

WorkSafe Saskatchewan hosts virtual psychological health and safety learning event Regina, Sask., Nov. 26, 2020 – Mental health injuries continue to rise across the province and country. In response, WorkSafe Saskatchewan is hosting its third one-day psychological health and safety in the workplace learning event that was offered free to the public. Attendees include Saskatchewan employers, human resource professionals and mental health experts who are interested in psychological health and safety in the workplace. As of Nov. 16, the WCB has accepted 206 mental health claims from Saskatchewan workers in 2020. While mental health claims only account for a small percentage of the workplace claims submitted in Saskatchewan, those numbers are on the rise. The number of mental health claims accepted by the WCB has increased by more than 213 per cent from 2015 to the end of 2019. “We’re pleased to bring this event to participants [...]

2020-11-27T14:05:09-06:00November 27th, 2020|news|

Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan

Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan WorkSafe Saskatchewan is urging contractors and homeowners to take the proper steps  to protect themselves against the risks of asbestos exposure.   REGINA, SK, Sept. 10, 2020 – Many Saskatchewanians are staying close to home these days, which means construction projects, renovations and repairs are likely in full swing. WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, is urging contractors and homeowners to take the proper steps to protect themselves and others against the risks of asbestos exposure. “Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of work-related deaths in Saskatchewan” says Kevin Mooney, vice-president of prevention and employer services at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. “That’s why WorkSafe launched a new awareness campaign ‘Asbestos kills. It’s best to test.’ We believe this message is critical as some [...]

2020-09-10T17:28:20-06:00September 10th, 2020|news|

WorkSafe Saskatchewan forms partnership with leading Canadian psychological health expert

WorkSafe Saskatchewan forms partnership with leading Canadian psychological health expert WorkSafe and Dr. Joti Samra to launch psychological resource centre this fall Regina, Sask., June 30, 2020 – Mental health injuries are on the rise across our province and our country. To develop a long-term strategy, which will include resources to assist Saskatchewan employers deal with psychological health issues in the workplace, WorkSafe Saskatchewan has formed a partnership with Dr. Joti Samra, one of Canada’s foremost psychological health and wellness experts. WorkSafe is the workplace injury prevention partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. “We’re very excited to partner with Dr. Samra to develop a long-term psychological health and safety strategy for the province. Part of the initiative within the strategy will be to develop a resource centre available on WorkSafe’s website, which will include not only written [...]

2020-06-30T15:34:42-06:00June 30th, 2020|news|

WorkSafe announces 2020 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Award winners

WorkSafe announces 2020 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Award winners Regina, Sask., May 4, 2020: Today, WorkSafe Saskatchewan, the partnership between the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) and the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, announced the winners of the 2020 Safe Worker and Safe Employer Awards. Each year, 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 2020 WorkSafe Saskatchewan Safe Worker Award winner is Tasia Smith, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Regina. The runner-up finalists for the 2020 Safe Worker Award are Dustin Bertsch, Black and McDonald Limited, Saskatoon and Dianne Addley, Canada Post, Saskatoon. The Safe Employer Award is presented to a best practice employer who builds safety into every task. The 2020 Safe Employer Award winner is Northern Mat & Bridge Limited Partnership, Yorkton, Sask. The runner-up finalists for the 2020 Safe Employer Award [...]

2020-05-04T09:13:34-06:00May 4th, 2020|news|