eNews FLASH – January 2016

Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies Webinar January 21- Prevention Strategies from Saskatchewan and British Columbia WC Insurers

Join us for a free NIOSH Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies (CWCS) webinar on Thursday, January 21, 12-2 EST, in which Phillip Germain, VP of Prevention & Employer Services from Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, and Dale Walker, Director of Industry & Labour Services from WorkSafeBC, will discuss prevention strategies used by their provincial workers’ compensation insurers.

Event Schedule (all times EST):

12:00-12:45: Saskatchewan WCB Presentation and Q/A

12:45-1:30: WorkSafeBC Presentation and Q/A

1:30 to 2:00: General Audience Q/A

Please pre-register using this link: https://nioshtwh.adobeconnect.com/e4sbo4f7bo5/event/registration.html

Additional information is provided below.

Summaries and Speaker Bios:

Using Data to Focus Limited Resources on Injury Prevention

Summary: The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board develops and implements provincial strategies to help employers and workers in Saskatchewan prevent work related injuries. This is accomplished through several partnerships and a dedicated team of 21 employees in the Prevention Department. The WCB uses a strategy that includes four pillars: partnerships & leadership, targeting, education & training and awareness to generate results. This presentation will provide examples of how data is used to focus on important issues and how we use a combination of the four pillars to help increase awareness and reduce injuries.

Speaker: Phillip Germain – VP Prevention & Employer Services, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB). Prior to starting with the WCB, Phillip was the Safety Manager for the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada from 1998-2005. He holds a Science degree from the University of Alberta and is a designated CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional).

Data Driven Injury Prevention Targeting – How we know where we need to be

Summary: WorkSafeBC’s injury prevention mandate is the joint responsibility of the Prevention Field Services and Industry & Labour Services teams. Prevention Field Services officers work to ensure compliance with the OH&S regulations and laws of British Columbia. The Industry & Labour services team serves workers, employers, and industries by improving occupational health and safety behaviours, worker and employer safety culture, and disability management practices and outcomes. This work is done through partnerships, direct employer consultation, outreach, education, funding, incentive programs, and the creation and provision of multi-media OH&S educational products and services.

Speaker: Dale Walker – Director Industry & Labour Services at WorkSafeBC. Before joining WorksafeBC, Dale was a practicing lawyer specializing in insurance litigation and, previously, a television producer and writer.

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