Healthcare workers report most injuries in Saskatchewan in 2022

Apr 19, 2023 | 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board (WCB) released their 2022 annual report, which showed healthcare workers suffer the most injuries of any occupation in the province. In 2022, Health Authority, Hospital, and Care Home workers saw 3,392 claims accepted by their WCB, with no other occupation breaking the 1,000 claim mark. “It does have a high […]

WCB Premiums Going Up 4.1%

Dec 12, 2022 | 9:51am

Employers will be paying 4.1 percent more for Workers Compensation Premiums in 2023. The WCB made the announcement today. It works out to 5 cents more per 100 dollars of payroll. “Although we have increased our 2023 average premium rate by five cents, our rate is still among the lowest rates in Canada,” said the […]

WCB hosts mental health in workplace discussion in Regina

Dec 7, 2019 | 9:30am

Mental health is becoming increasingly prevalent on the job, which is why WorkSafe Saskatchewan is teaming up with employers to provide them with necessary information on the matter. This comes after a sharp increase of 142 per cent in mental health claims to the Workers’ Compensation Board between 2016 and 2018. Around 350 business leaders and […]

WCB adds six more illnesses to Sask. firefighters presumed coverage

Nov 12, 2019 | 4:34pm

Six more illnesses are being added to the “presumed” Workers’ Compensation coverage for Saskatchewan firefighters. The province is adding prostate, skin, breast, cervical, ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma to the list of occupational diseases with presumed coverage. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan says this was an important step for the province. “We […]