CALGARY, Alta. — The most recent figures released by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Alberta indicate the Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) program is paying off.
The WCB recently rewarded participants in the program with a certificate of recognition at an awards luncheon in Calgary, where the program’s success was lauded.
A record $24,493,388 in PIR rebates was doled out to participants, with Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) members receiving more than $1.5 million of that. That was spread amongst 236 AMTA members who qualified for the rebates.
A little more than four per cent of the AMTA’s members are currently PIR certificate of recognition holders. In 2001, the WCB indicates PIR participants had 15 per cent fewer workplace injuries than non-participants while those who took part had 31 per cent lower claim rates.
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