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November 7, 2012

Manitoba reviews Workers Compensation Board rates

The Government of Manitoba is launching an external review of the Worker Compensation Board (WCB) process for setting employer premiums.

The review will search for ways to strengthen employer incentives for effectively preventing injuries while also targeting claim suppression, which is illegal.

Workplace safety and health issues expert Paul M. Petrie will work with the WCB and the Manitoba Family Services and Labour staff to conduct the review and will gather input from groups across the province that represent injured workers, employers and organized labour, Manitoba Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard said.

“The review will help us in our development of a new injury-prevention strategy to transform the way we approach workplace injury and illness. The current method used to assess WCB’s employer premiums has been in place for over 10 years. While it has mostly worked well, the review will look at ways to improve it by ensuring that injuries are reported and prevention efforts are rewarded,” she said.

The report will be submitted to the minister by spring of 2013.

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