The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board released it’s 2015 Annual Report on Tuesday.
Workplace injuries declined in the province. From 6.99 per 100 workers in 2014 to 6.30 in 2015. For a 13th consecutive year the Time lost to injury dropped from 2.41 per cent in 2014 to 2.07 per cent in 2015. The WCB’s goal for 2015 had been 2.20 per cent. 96 per cent of injured workers with an injury that forced them to miss time returned to work. Saskatchewan has seen a decrease in injury rate of 58 per cent since 2002.
There were 32 fatalities in the workplace in 2015, down from 39 in 2014 and there were a total of 32,566 claims with just over 25,000 accepted. The average days paid per time loss claim was 38.9 in 2015.
Saskatchewan went from second worst when it came to workplace injuries in 2014 to fourth worst in 2015. Ahead of British Columbia, North West Territories and Manitoba.
The WCB reported a total revenue of $412.0 million dollars in 2015 even with the decrease in rate premiums for employers. Overall the comprehensive loss was 7.5 million dollars after surplus distribution from 2014 and expenses.
The WCB will provide details to the public of it’s 2015 performance at their two AGM’s scheduled for May 4th in Regina and May 5th in Saskatoon.