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Halifax, May 9, 2017 – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Business Counsellors over the past five years closed 3,315 OHS and Workers’ Compensation cases in Atlantic Canada.
Health and safety compliance is a top concern for small business owners; however, keeping track of all requirements can be completely overwhelming. CFIB is reminding businesses during North American Occupational Health and Safety Week (May 8-12) to review their business policies and practices.
“CFIB members have a great advantage in being able to access our Business Counsellors who will customize and provide health and safety packages, free WHMIS courses and Return to Work packages as part of their membership,” said Jordi Morgan, CFIB’s VP Atlantic.
“Compliance can be a moving target as legislation and regulation change. What a business has in place may be outdated. Our goal is to remove the burden of untangling all the requirements for our members,” Morgan added.
CFIB Business Counsellors regularly review legislative requirements, update and create materials for members, and work with health and safety officers to answer member concerns. If you are a small- or medium-sized business owner and would like more information on your health and safety responsibilities, CFIB encourages you to reach out to out to us.
To arrange an interview with Jordi Morgan, please contact Ryan Richard at 902-420-1997 or [email protected]
CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small- and medium-sized businesses with 109,000 members across every sector and region, including 11,000 in Atlantic Canada.