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Agenda. Challenges / Progress in 2008 Key Initiatives Financial Results WSIS Progress – Recap Looking Ahead Questions and Answers. Challenges. Over 30,000 people injured on the job Fill Halifax Metro Centre three times 8,000 seriously enough to lose time from work

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Agenda
Agenda

  • Challenges / Progress in 2008

  • Key Initiatives

  • Financial Results

  • WSIS Progress – Recap

  • Looking Ahead

  • Questions and Answers


Challenges

Over 30,000 people injured on the job

  • Fill Halifax Metro Centre three times

    8,000 seriously enough to lose time from work

    29 people died at work.


Progress injury rate
Progress - Injury Rate

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

Injury Rate

(time loss claims per 100 covered Workers)

2.9

2.9

1.5

3.0

3.2

3.0

2.6

3.2

2.6

2.48

1.0

0.5

0.0

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008



Progress awareness of safety
Progress – Awareness of Safety

85%

80%

75%

2007

2008


New measure
New Measure

  • Stakeholder Engagement Index

  • 45% in 2008


Key initiatives
Key Initiatives

  • Workplace Safety Grade 9 Pilot

  • Youth Safety Program Inventory

  • Inter-agency collaboration (WCB, OHS, HRSDC)


Key initiatives1
Key Initiatives

  • Strategy for Reducing Litigiousness

  • Early Review and Resolution

  • Stakeholder Counsellors


Other initiatives of note
Other Initiatives of Note

  • Mainstay Awards

  • Collaboration on skills development/return to work

  • Labour and Workforce Development and WCB strategic plans



Percentage funded
Percentage Funded

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

81.2%

75.3%

74.5%

40%

59.9%

67.8%

30%

40.3%

20%

28.0%

funded

10%

0%

1992

1995

2000

2005

2006

2007

2008


Where does the money go
Where Does the Money Go?

IWA 0.1%

WCAT 0.6%

Unfunded Liability

14.4%

Total Benefits

80.4%

OH&S 3.3%

WAP 0.9%

OEA / OWC 0.1%

WCB 14.6%

Compensation Costs

Other Payments

19.6%

66.0%



Wsis progress
WSIS Progress

  • Statement of Principles and Objectives

  • Strategic plan / system performance measures

  • Stronger, representative WCB Board of Directors

  • Semi-annual meetings (report out at annual meeting; input at fall session)


Wsis progress1
WSIS Progress

  • Increased awareness of workplace safety

  • Focus on partnerships – agencies, Advisory Council and stakeholders

  • Issues Resolution Working Group

  • WCB Program Policy Consultation


Wsis progress2
WSIS Progress

  • Stakeholder committee - advice on performance measures

  • $20 million enhancement - supplementary benefits

  • $220 million chronic pain

  • Funding for injured worker associations



Looking ahead1
Looking Ahead

  • Refine consultation process

  • Led by Coordinating Committee

  • Assisted by group of stakeholders



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