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SCSA Launches Updated Effective Claims Management Training


SCSA Announces Updated Claims Management Training: 

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) would like to announce that the association will be offering an updated claims management course titled "Effective Claims Management Training." The updated course was developed in collaboration with the Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers (SASM), Service Hospitality and the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board.  The new course is an effort to improve the quality of training.

Effective claims management involves a proactive approach towards minimizing costs associated with workplace illness and injuries while supporting workers and their families throughout the process. Having an effective Claims Management Program requires a combined effort of an effective safety program and injury management. Safety programs support the prevention of work-related illness and injury. In contrast, injury management focuses on returning to work through modified duties, employers' legal obligations to maintain workers' confidentiality, communication with the injured worker, and the use of standardized documents.

The SCSA has designed this one-day course to help employers, managers, supervisors, and Human Resource personnel involved in Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) claims. This course will provide participants with the understanding of establishing an effective Claims Management program and managing costs associated with claims. Participants will become familiar with incident reporting per WCB requirements, costs associated with claims, and the advantages of having a modified and return-to-work program. By the end of this course, participants will understand the importance of an effective Claims Management program.

Enrollment for Effective Claims Management Training will be available on starting on December 2, 2021.

The construction industry funds the SCSA to provide cost-effective, accessible safety training and advice.  The SCSA aims to reduce the human and financial cost of injuries.  The SCSA was founded on March 22, 1995, and today serves almost 10,000 member companies.