Welcome to the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. Our organization is funded solely by Yukon employers. Our job is preventing disability.
We do that by providing compensation, service and support to Yukon workers injured on the job.
We also promote workplace safety through training, inspection and compliance and investigations.
Our Board of Directors is balanced, made up of equal numbers of appointed members representative of workers and employers. Together, they make decisions for the benefit of all. The board-managed fund covers the cost of compensating injured Yukon workers and their families, sometimes for decades.
In return for guaranteed compensation, workers have given up the right to sue their employers and coworkers for injuries they suffer on the job. The annual assessments charged to employers reflects the cost of providing this compensation to Yukoners injured on the job.
The human and financial cost of such injuries is enormous. In the face of that, preventing those injuries is a bargain. Injuries drive up the board’s costs – and the board recovers those costs directly from employers. Similarly, when injuries decline, so do rates. So safety pays dividends, literally and figuratively.
We all share responsibility for that safety – employers, supervisors and workers. Identifying hazards and dealing with them doesn’t lie outside the job. It is the job.
We take it seriously. And so should you.