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  • WCB Nova Scotia’s CEO Stuart MacLean announces retirement November 7, 2022

    November 7, 2022

    After 36 years, Stuart MacLean is retiring from WCB Nova Scotia.

    Stuart has served as the organization’s CEO since 2012. In that time, he guided the WCB through a comprehensive modernization and into an era of financial sustainability, and workplace injury has declined by nearly 20 percent in our province.

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  • WCB announces rates, surplus and pursuit of benefit enhancements November 7, 2022

    November 7, 2022

    The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) of PEI is pleased to announce a 4.2% reduction of its estimated average assessment rate for Islander employers for 2023. This brings the 2023 rate to $1.37, down from $1.43 in 2022.

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  • WCB distributes $95 million in surplus funds to Manitoba employers November 4, 2022

    For the fourth year in a row, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) is distributing surplus funds to employers whose premiums fund the workers compensation system. The WCB is able to provide this financial relief to employers due to the successful investment made in injury prevention and return to work programs, which results in fewer injuries and injured workers having a timely and safe return to health and work.

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  • Saskatchewan WCB announces 2023 preliminary average premium rate October 31, 2022

    Board proposes average premium rate at $1.28

    Regina, Sask., Oct. 31, 2022 – The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has announced the 2023 preliminary average employer premium rate at $1.28 per hundred dollars of payroll, compared to the 2022 rate of $1.23, an increase of 4.1 per cent. The announcement was made at the WCB’s annual preliminary rate information meeting with Saskatchewan employers, workers and stakeholders.

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  • WorkSafeBC: 2023 premium rates October 27, 2022

    WorkSafeBC announces that the average base premium rate for 2023 is 1.55 percent of employers’ assessable payroll, which has been maintained at the same level since 2018. Our strong financial results have enabled us to keep the average rate flat for 2023.

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  • WCB PEI biennial worker survey underway October 21, 2022

    The Workers Compensation Board’s biennial Worker Survey is now underway.

    This biennial survey is being conducted by phone by an independent research firm, Narrative Research, who will ask our clients about their satisfaction with our programs and services. Participation is voluntary and confidential.

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  • WCB PEI: Asbestos management requires specific safety measures October 21, 2022

    As the post-tropical storm Fiona clean up continues, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) reminds employers and workers that they are required to follow the specific safety measures related to asbestos management. Asbestos is a strong, fire-resistant mineral fibre. While asbestos is no longer used in residential and commercial building construction, it can still be found when renovating, restoring and demolishing older buildings.

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  • WSIB holds average premium rate for Ontario businesses at lowest level in more than 20 years October 20, 2022

    The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that the average premium rate for Ontario businesses will remain steady for 2023 at $1.30 for every $100 of insurable payroll.

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  • WorkSafeBC develops new safety resource for manufacturing sector October 20, 2022

    Self-evaluation tool will help employers identify and address gaps in occupational health and safety programs

    Manufacturing in B.C. has an injury rate that is 24 percent higher than the provincial average. In 2021, there were over 19,000 time-loss injuries in the manufacturing sector in B.C. and close to 4,000 of these were serious injuries.

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  • WorkSafeNB announces 2023 assessment rate and pursuit of benefit improvements October 14, 2022

    WorkSafeNB is pleased to announce it has reduced the average assessment rate for 2023 to $1.31, down 22% from the 2022 rate of $1.69.

    At the same time as assessment rates are decreasing, WorkSafeNB’s board of directors is pursuing legislative changes that would improve the benefits provided to injured workers and their families.

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