Section #
52.40
Effective date

 

Policy Purpose

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has a mandate to “promote safety and health in workplaces and to prevent and reduce the occurence of workplace injury and illness”. It is committed to working with its partners to fulfil this mandate.

One of the tools the WCB uses to fulfil its mandate is the Prevention Rebate Program. The program is administered by SAFE Work Manitoba, a division of the WCB responsible for prevention programs and services. The Prevention Rebate Program offers an assessment rebate to eligible employers who achieve and maintain SAFE Work Certification through the process outlined in Policy 52.30, SAFE Work Certified Program (SWCP). The Prevention Rebate Program and SWCP operate together to encourage a culture of workplace safety.

While SAFE Work Certification is the primary eligibility criterion for the prevention rebate, other conditions must also be met. This policy sets out the goals of the Prevention Rebate Program, the framework under which it operates, and the criteria for eligibility.