Guides and publications
Learn about injury reporting, best practices and your responsibilities as an employer.
Find out more about the Occupational Injury Service (OIS), the benefits of going to a clinic that focuses on work-related injuries, and how the program can benefit employers and workers.
Employer guide for myWCB online services
Using your online services.
Online administrator guide for myWCB online
Learn how to use WCB online services for online administrators.
Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) booklet
Learn how creating safer workplaces for your workers can also help you lower your WCB premiums.
2018 premium rate guide
This guide provides you with a basic understanding of the process we use when setting industry premium rates.
2018 pricing guide
This guide provides you with an overview of WCB's pricing programs and what they mean for you.
A look at the worker's roles and responsibilities in the workers' compensation system.
WorkSIGHT showcases the stories of the people we work with every day, highlighting return-to-work success stories and WCB business information.
Employer report of injury form (form only) - C040
Submit this form within 72 hours of being advised of the injury.
Employer report of injury (with instructions) - C040
This guide will help you when completing the report of injury paperwork.
Employer's progressive injury questionnaire - C606
This questionnaire is used to help determine if an injury that happened over a period of time is work-related.
Physical demands analysis - C545
This analysis will determine the specific physical requirements of a job and can be used to identify possible modified duties for positions at your company.
Hearing loss claims (employer's information questionnaire) - C139
This questionnaire is used to help determine if the worker's hearing loss is a work-related condition.
Individual earnings record - A321
A record of your worker's earnings. Helps you keep an accurate, up-to-date record of all wages earned by your workers and the number of hours worked by each person.
Fitness for work form
Send this form with your injured worker to fill out with his or her health care provider. This will assist in developing a return-to-work plan for your worker. This form isn't required if the injured worker is going to an Occupational Injury Service clinic.
Offer of modified work agreement form
A sample modified work agreement that can be signed by your injured employee once you've agreed on modified work duties.
Notice to injured employee form
This letter can be filled in and included as part of the information package for your injured employee. Includes important contact information and return-to-work information.
Physical demands analysis form - C545
A physical demands analysis outlines all of the essential job tasks and the physical demands of a job.
Managing your account
Alternative assessment procedure (AAP) application - A596
Application for interjurisdictional trucking and transport.
Authorization of an employer's representative - C966
This form grants authority to a representative to act on your behalf.
Business pre-authorized debit plan form - A639
We offer a pre-authorized debit (PAD) service. You can also request monthly instalments if your annual premiums are over $1,200 when you pay your invoices using PAD.
Claims audit self-evaluator form - WCB-015
Learn about reporting work-related accidents, communicating with injured employees and return-to-work best practices. This form also helps you identify opportunities for improvement.
Claims cost transfer form - A638
Complete this form to initiate a cost transfer review if you believe another employer or their worker was negligent in causing injury to your worker.
Closing a WCB-Alberta account - A635
A request to close your account.
Deeming order application - A632
Use this form to assume responsibility for a worker not covered under the Act.
Employer confirmation of interjurisdictional accounts - C1137
This form is used if it's determined that a worker may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in more than one jurisdiction. By completing this form, you confirm that you didn't have any business and/or operations in the province of residency at the time of the worker’s accident and you're not required to have an account with the other Board.
Employer request for claim file - C896
Fill in this form when you're asking for a copy of a worker's claim file (or an update since the last file request) and are intending to file a request for appeal or cost relief purposes.
Request for claim file documents form - C1096
This is a request for specific claim file documents.
Request for a review form - G040
Disagree with a decision? Complete this form for a review of a claim or account decision.
FOIP - Request to access information
This is a request for access to general or your personal information. Personal information on this form is collected under Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to respond to your request.
Program sign up
Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) employer registration form
Register to participate in the PIR program. Please note: A certifying partner must be included on your registration form or your PIR registration can't be processed.
Occupational Injury Service (OIS) employer sign-up - HC-424
This is a voluntary program giving injured workers quick access to medical services at specialized clinics throughout the province.
When an injury happens
Employers are required by law to display this poster in the workplace. The 1-2-3 poster gives workers the basic steps of who to contact to report a workplace injury. Under the Workers' Compensation Act, Section 145, Employers are required to display this poster where employees can see it.
1-2-3 posters are available in 15 different languages. Please print your own copies in any language you choose.
- Chinese (Simple)
- Chinese (Traditional)
Right to report
This set of posters reminds workers of their rights and encourages reporting injuries.
Right to report poster 1
Right to report poster 2
Right to report poster 3 Select another language...
Modified work poster
Highlights the benefits of providing modified work for your injured workers.
Young worker safety
Heads up temporary foreign workers posters
Help your temporary foreign workers learn about their right to a safe workplace. Encourage them to ask questions, get training, and stay safe on the job.
Heads up young workers posters
Young workers need training, information and support to stay safe at work.
Heads up poster archive
The Heads Up poster series encourages young workers to learn about safety. These posters continue to be an effective way to get your safety message across to your young workers.
Promoting safety in your workplace
These posters are only available in PDF form.
"No app for that" poster 1
"No app for that" poster 2
A reminder to workers that hand-held devices may be fun but pose a big risk to safety on the job.
Eye protection: Excuse #1
Eye protection: Excuse #2
Eye protection: Excuse #3
Eye protection: Excuse #4
This safety poster series was developed to help workers see the value of eye protection gear.
Hearing protection: Warning
Hearing protection: Choice
Hearing protection: Protection
Encourages workers to use hearing protection equipment.
Heavy mobile equipment safety: Just because
Heavy mobile equipment safety: Zoning out
Heavy mobile equipment safety: Safety starts
Heavy mobile equipment safety: See eye to eye
This series of safety posters was developed to remind workers to be safe while operating heavy mobile equipment.
Housekeeping: Excuse #1
Housekeeping: Excuse #2
Housekeeping: Excuse #3
Housekeeping: Excuse #4
A clean job site is an important part of your workday.
Ladders: Three-point contact
Ladders: Help carrying ladder
Ladders: Secure your work area
Ladders: Never stand on the top two rungs
These posters keep ladder safety top of mind.
Forestry industry: Conditioning
Forestry industry: Bigger picture
Forestry industry: Glove love
Forestry industry: Hypnotic log
Forestry industry: Hypnotic man
This series of posters was developed for the forestry industry to address safety in that sector.
Respiratory protection: Excuse #1
Respiratory protection: Excuse #2
Respiratory protection: Excuse #3
Respiratory protection: Excuse #4
These posters focus on the risks of not wearing the right safety gear.
You are responsible for
your safety 1
You are responsible for your safety 2
Safety starts with you. Be responsible for your own safety.
equipment: Hard hat
Personal protective equipment: Running shoes
Personal protective equipment: Boots
Personal protective equipment: Watch
These posters focus on the importance of wearing personal protective equipment.
Operator and spotter safety: Go the distance
Operator and spotter safety: Avoid mixed signals
Operator and spotter safety: Keep your eye on safety
Operator and spotter safety: Hide and seek is not for the worksite
Clear communication and visibility between the operator and spotter is important.
I thought I secured my load...and then it hit me.
I thought I'd check my phone...and then it hit me.
I thought I was connected...and then it hit me.
I thought I'd take a shortcut...and then it hit me.
These posters remind workers to make safety their first thought.
Back to basics
This booklet helps you understand why back pain occurs, how to manage it and how to maintain good back health.
Back to basics French
French version of the Back to basics booklet.
Modified work wallet card
A tool for workers to help them plan for their return to the job. Make these cards part of your new hire training to educate your employees on their role in planning modified work and what to do if they are injured at work.
Modified work wallet card holder
A convenient poster with a pocket to hold a supply of modified work wallet cards for your staff.
The introduction of an office ergonomics program is a small but significant step toward reducing work injury in the office. This booklet contains suggestions to help get you started.
Office ergonomics French
French version of the office ergonomics booklet.
Preventing workplace violence resources
We offer many resources to help you develop workplace violence prevention programs at your worksite.
You can order them online or you can download the poster below.
- Preventing violence at work guide ($2.50)
This 20-page workbook outlines the basic elements of a workplace violence prevention program. It is intended to serve only as a general guide to be used as part of an overall workplace violence prevention program.
- Workplace violence: It's everybody's business (DVD) ($15.00)
This 19 minute video is designed for employers to identify and understand workplace violence and devise methods to prevent it.
- "Respect" poster ($3.00)
Place this poster in your workplace and let your employees know that respect and safety is a priority at your worksite.
- Preventing violence at work guide ($2.50)
The shoulder book
This booklet provides tips to manage shoulder pain and promote shoulder health.
Working safely behind the wheel
Keeping Alberta streets and highways safe is everyone's responsibility. Working Safely Behind the Wheel is designed to get drivers thinking about their driving habits and the consequences of bad driving.
To order print copies of these resources, please email us with your company name, contact name, mailing address, phone number, booklet requested and quantity. You can also call 780-498-8680.
Note: The first 25 copies of all of these booklets, with the exception of the preventing workplace violence resources, are free of charge. Additional booklets cost $2.50 each.