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WCB surplus to spin off refund credits to employers

For the fourth year in a row, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is issuing refund credits to eligible employers, from a $95-million surplus due, in part, to fewer injuries and more timely return-to-work performance.

Eligible employers will receive in May a credit based on 50 per cent of their 2021 premium. To receive the refund credit, employers must have fulfilled their 2021 payroll reporting responsibilities and owed a WCB premium in 2021.

 “We are pleased that strong investment market performance has resulted in us achieving better financial results than initially forecast,” said WCB President Richard Deacon.

This is evidence that the dedicated work in safety and health education and training is paying off, both at the worker and the employer level, said MHCA WORKSAFELY® Director Don Hurst.

Hurst said the focus on return-to-work, which assists injured workers to make a safe, smooth transition back to the job, is also helping.

“We’re really happy to see the progress in our industry, and for all workplaces,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said. “Our first job in heavy construction is to ensure workers are trained and aware of all the safety hazards and tools for preventing injury.”

Employers who have not yet reported their 2021 payroll can still submit their information to receive the surplus distribution.

Read the full release from the WCB on the refund credits.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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