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A Guide to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board For Business

About the WCB
For WCB contact information see the back cover of this guide.

Preventing on-the-job injuries is the priority of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). Working with the employers of the province, unions, worker groups, safety associations and government, the WCB’s strategic goal is to reduce theworkplace injury rate to 3.5% by 2010. We are of the belief that most injuries are preventable and there are no such things as accidents. The WCB provides insurance for eligible firms and workers should a workplace injury occur. Injured workers receive fair compensation that may include wage-loss replacement, medical costs, physical rehabilitation and pension. The goal is to have an injuredworker resume normal life activities, including work, as quickly as possible. Under The Workers’ Compensation Act, 1979, a worker must report an injury as soon as possible to the employer. The employer is obligated to report an injury or death to the WCB within five days of being notified of the incident. Workers cannot make an agreement with an employer not to report an injury or give up any benefitsthey are entitled to. For more information on eligibility for WCB coverage, contact the WCB. Contact information is available on the back cover of this document or online at www.wcbsask.com.

About the CFIB
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit political action force. Founded in 1971 as a political action organization for small- andmedium-sized businesses, the CFIB has grown to over 105,000 members. As the leading advocacy group for independent business in Canada, the CFIB is best known for its high-profile actions and results achieved at all levels of government, in areas that include tax issues, excessive regulation, labour laws and public sector spending. Through regular surveys and a One Member-One Vote system, CFIB members drivepolicy direction and advocacy focus. The CFIB also troubleshoots and provides valuable information to members on a variety of subjects from crime-proofing your business to what to do when the tax auditor arrives. The CFIB is pleased to have worked with the WCB on developing this guide. We hope it will save you time by bringing together basic information and often-used contact information. Thisguide is based on a similar document published for small business by the Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. for the CFIB in that province.

“A big voice for small business everywhere” For more information on how the CFIB can help your business and how to become a CFIB member, please visit www.cfib.ca or call 1-800-992-2342

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Acknowledgements
This publication would not have been possiblewithout the generous assistance of various organizations and individuals involved with business in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board would like to thank The Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. for allowing the use of material from its publication of a similar name. The Saskatchewan WCB would also like to thank the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the SaskatchewanChamber of Commerce, as well as the other organizations and their representatives who helped produce and review this publication.

©2007 Workers’ Compensation Board of Saskatchewan. All rights reserved. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board encourages copying, reproduction and distribution of this document to promote health and safety in the workplace, provided that the SaskatchewanWorkers’ Compensation Board is acknowledged. However, no part of this publication may be copied, reproduced or incorporated into any other publication without written permission of the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board.

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Workers’ compensation What is the Workers’ Compensation Board? Confidentiality Roles and responsibilities Your responsibilities as a registered...
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