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Joint Health and Safety Committee

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.

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Required Training

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.

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Accidents

In Ontario you are required to inform the Ministry of Labour and/or WSIB if certain types of accidents occur.

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Return to Work

As an employer, you are required in some instances to assist in the return of your employee to the workplace.

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Safety Groups

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.

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Employees

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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Getting Started on Safety

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