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WSIB health & safety incentives for small businesses

CFIB has been hearing from members asking if there are any WSIB incentive programs.

Well there are two. One is Building Health & Safety Awareness, which offers a 5% rebate (one time) of annual WSIB premiums and the other is Building your Health & Safety Program which also offers a 5% rebate (one time) of annual WSIB premiums. Here are more details:

  • Building Health and Safety Awareness is an introduction to health and safety designed to create awareness of risks in the workplace and an understanding of a small business’ legal requirements under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act. Firms that meet the program requirements - participation in two in-class training sessions and the creation of a health and safety action plan - are eligible to receive a 5% rebate (one time only) on their WSIB premiums. You are welcome to join Building Health and Safety Awareness if your business has been registered with the WSIB for less than 24 months.
  • Building Your Health and Safety Program further enhances health and safety awareness and helps you develop an effective and successful health and safety program to better manage your business risks. Firms can receive a 5% rebate (one time only) after they participate in three in-class training sessions and develop and submit a workplace self evaluation checklist, a health and safety action plan, a workplace inspection procedure and a return to work procedure. You may join  Building your Health and Safety Program if your business has been registered with the WSIB for 24 months or more.

For a schedule of training sessions, please see Building Health and Safety Awareness and Building Your Health and Safety Program .

For more information, see the WSIB webpage.