Workplace Health and Safety Policy
242,000......that is the number of lost time workplace accidents in Canada in 2013. That's the bad news. The good news is the number has been continually dropping since it peaked at over 620,000 in 1989, according to the Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada.
The Ontario Government has mandated that all companies with six or more employees must have a Workplace Health and Safety Policy.
Companies who have adopted a health and safety culture in their businesses have seen their accidents continually decline. Reducing lost time accidents also saves significant amounts of money in WSIB premiums and Ministry of Labour fines. The cornerstone of a strong safety culture is a workplace occupational health and safety policy and program. It starts with a strong policy statement from senior management outlining your organization's commitment to worker health and safety. You also need a program to implement and maintain that commitment. It must include things like employee training, maintenance and repairs, fire safety and so on.
Is your company protecting its employees' safety and saving money with a strong workplace health and safety policy? Call us and one of our professionally certified safety consultants will get your business on the track to fewer accidents and lower WSIB premiums.