Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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What is the Board of Directors?

The Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board of Directors is a group of six to 10 people recruited equally from among business and labour groups.

The board manages a fund paid for entirely by Yukon business.

The fund compensates workers injured on the job.

Working together, these labour and business representatives make decisions about how the money is managed and what benefits injured workers and their families are entitled to.

The board is appointed by the Minister responsible for the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board through consultation with stakeholders.

The board oversees two acts, the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Specifically, the board:

  • determines compensation benefits payable to injured workers;
  • determines what rehabilitation services will be provided;
  • encourages and enforces workplace and worker health and safety standards and practises;
  • establishes assessment classification and rates for employers;
  • determines the required liability reserve level of the Compensation Fund;
  • approves the YWCHSB’s investment strategy;
  • establishes standards for administrative options; and
  • recommends the appointment of the President and evaluates their performance;
  • determines and reviews the strategic direction, major activities and plans of YWCHSB;
  • ensures the financial integrity of the Compensation Fund and approves important financial decisions;
  • approves assessment rates and rebate programs;
  • approves operational plans, annual operating and capital budgets; and
  • approves policy recommendations developed and recommended by the President.