In Ontario, a Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) is required by law in many workplaces, including those with 20 or more workers. Ontario legislation also requires employers to provide special training to select committee members.
In Ontario, there are several legally required training courses which must be completed for each employee, no matter the industry sector. At a minimum every employee is required to complete The 4 Steps of Safety. Various industry sectors have a greater range of training which is required. It’s best to check with the government and or industry associations for details.
In Ontario you are required to inform the Ministry of Labour and/or WSIB if certain types of accidents occur.
As an employer, you are required in some instances to assist in the return of your employee to the workplace.
The Safety Groups Program through WSIB offers financial rewards to employers who are set safety related goals at their workplace and show demonstrate achievement to improve the injury and illness performance of their workplace. Groups participating in this incentive may receive rebates of up to six per cent of their WSIB premium.
WSIB Ontario – When an injury or illness happens on the job, we provide wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and support to help people recover and get back to work.
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