A Cost Free Way to WCB Savings: Historical Claim Review

Posted in: Claims Costs,WCB Premium Reduction | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on October 26, 2016

Soon the Workers’ Compensation Boards (WCB) will be sending out the annual Experience Rating statements to employers identifying the calculations used to establish their WCB premium rates for 2017. Included is a list of the claims and costs used to determine any discount or surcharge being applied to your account. Seeing your WCB claims history laid out, can be a jolt to the system! As an employer, have you ever wondered if all the costs on your WCB claims are your responsibility? Are the costs on a claim relative to the work-related injury? Have you ever felt that something was not quite right with a claim but couldn’t put your finger on it? Or have you wondered whether there were special circumstances that would result in cost relief but not sure what WCB policy or section of the Worker’s Compensation Act applied? There is an easy and cost free way […]

Alberta Fire Prevention: A Hot Topic

Posted in: Accident Prevention,Safety,Workplace | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on October 13, 2016

October 9th to 15th is National Fire Prevention Week, an issue particularly fresh in the minds of many Albertans in light of the Fort McMurray Wildfires this spring. While Fort McMurray and surrounding areas continue to rebuild and recover from this horrific natural disaster and the thought of fire sparks feelings of fear, apprehension and anxiety, there is no better time to review, revise and renew fire safety plans, emergency procedures and prevention protocols. Fire prevention starts at home and reviewing a checklist is always a great idea, but fire prevention and fire safety in the workplace is equally important. Taking time to review the fire safety guidelines, fire escape plans and fire extinguisher locations with staff can be lifesaving in the event of a real emergency. As much as fire drills may seem redundant and a waste of productive time, much like the safety demonstrations on airplanes, it ensures […]