News Release – City receives allocation from Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
City receives allocation from Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw recently received a one-time payment of $148,617.45 from the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board.
The Compensation Board had a financial surplus that exceeded their allowable amount, resulting in an allocation of funds to all member employers whose net premiums were greater than their claims costs between 2011 and 2013. The amount of the payment was based on 2013 premiums.
The City will use its allocation to reduce overall operating costs. “It’s a nice bonus for us, and one that reflects the results of our increased focus on safety over the last few years,” said Matt Noble, City Manager.
After hiring its first safety officer in 2009, Diane Campbell, the City has made significant shifts toward becoming a safer place of employment. Initiatives introduced have included a comprehensive return-to-work and accommodation program, an increase in employee safety technical training, implementation of a new personal protective equipment policy, an improved incident reporting system and development of safe trenching and excavating codes of practice.
Days lost to injury have been reduced significantly for the City of Moose Jaw (see attached chart). In 2009, 1,221 days were lost to injury by City workers. In 2014, only 26 days were lost to injury. In 2009, 29 incidents resulted in time lost from work. In 2014, only seven incidents resulted in time lost from work.
“We are exceptionally proud of our much-improved safety record,” said Noble. “We can boast of a safer work environment, and the associated cost-savings provide a benefit to all residents of Moose Jaw.”
City of Moose Jaw Injuries Reported
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Al Bromley, Director of Human Resources
City of Moose Jaw
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