WSIB Promotes Workplace Safety With Incentive
No Such Thing as an Accident
The WSIB in Ontario has the strong belief that there is no
such thing as an accident. By utilizing proper on-going workplace
safety and injury prevention training programs and procedures,
and by employees diligently implementing each, the WSIB states
that all accidents are preventable.
According to the WSIB website, “A safe workplace is
every worker's right. It's the employer's responsibility to
provide proper training. It's everyone's responsibility to
take it seriously.”
The Ontario Ministry of Labor and WSIB have regulations in
place that provide for workplace safety, as well as workman
compensation benefits in the event of injury. Non-compliance
or violation of these regulations can result in fines of up
to $25,000 per offense and up to 6 months jail time; and up
to $100,000 per violation for corporate offenders.
WSIB Incentive Programs
To encourage employers to provide workplace safety and injury
prevention training, for the purpose of reducing injury and
the number of benefit claims, the WSIB offers incentive programs:
? New Experimental Experience Rating (NEER) Program –
offering non-construction industry employers (who pay $25,000
per year or more in premium) rebates for promoting and maintaining
a good health and safety record.
? CAD-7 – an incentive program for employers in the
construction sector, who have been in business for at least
1 year and pay more than $25,000 per year in premiums. Premium
rebates are earned by promoting and maintaining a good health
and safety record.
? Merit Adjusted Premium (MAP) plan – for small businesses
that pay between $1,000 and $25,000 per year in premiums.
Premium rebates are offered for promoting and maintaining
a good health and safety record.
Additional incentive programs include the Safe Communities
Incentive Program (SCIP), the Safety Groups Program, and the
Workwell safety evaluation program.
APCM – Offering Sensible Solutions
Whether a small business or large corporate employer, administering
WSIB worker compensation insurance premiums, claims, regulatory
compliance, and providing on-going workplace safety training
are all tasks undertaken at considerable time and expense.
Advantage Prevention and Claims Management (APCM) offers
sensible solutions for undertaking these tasks with expert
professional consultation; administrative services, procedures,
programs, products, and both on-site and on-line training.
Serving Ontario, all of North America, and the United Kingdom
since 1995, APCM reduces costs of administering all aspects
of WSIB issues, and increases employee productivity and bottom
line profitability. Employers who enlist the services of APCM
can rest at ease, knowing they will meet compliance with all
aspects of the worker compensation law.
In the last ten years, APCM has saved clients over $25,000,000
in WSIB related costs, and qualified their clients for full
WSIB rebate. When enlisting the services and products of APCM,
new clients will be in full rebate within one year of implementation.
Start reaping the benefits of increased revenues through
the reduction of administrative, training costs, and WSIB
premium rebates. Eliminate fines for non-compliance violations,
and reduce workplace injuries and claims.
Call APCM today at 905.891.3474 or e-mail
us for more information. Aren’t your employees worth