Nearly 9 in 10 Saskatchewan employers achieved zero injuries in 2017

February 28, 2018
Canadian Occupational Safety

Saskatchewan’s total workplace injury rate for 2017 was 5.25 per cent, a 5.4 per cent drop from 2016, according to the Workers’ Compensation Board. Since 2008, this represents an overall drop of 48.6 per cent. The total number of reported claims in 2017 was 28,952, a decrease of 3.34 per cent from 2016.

In 2017, for the second year in a row, 88 per cent of Saskatchewan employers had zero injuries. More than 57 per cent of WCB rate codes had lower total injury rates in 2017 than in 2016.