Health and Safety Excellence program helps you make your workplace safer, while earning rebates on your WSIB premiums. As an approved health and safety service provider, 4S will hand-hold you through the cycle: selecting 5 topics, developing, implementing, and gathering evidence and preparing your submission for the WSIB. As part of this program, businesses can complete multiple action plans till the end of 2023 and double their rebates each time. As one of the only programs that provides a financial benefit for implementing health and safety at the workplace, this program provides the perfect opportunity, especially for small businesses, to invest in health and safety and make their workplace safer. As part of the 4S WSIB HSEp service, we assign a dedicated coordinator to support you throughout your WSIB journey and help earn your rebates.
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Register with the WSIB and recieve a $1,000 rebate and member badge immediately!
Select the easiest topics and develop the policies and procedures in order to kickstart your health and safety journey.
Implement your procedures and collect objective evidence.
Get detailed feedback on your program implementation as you prepare for your submission and incorporate any required changes.
You can now receive double the eligible rebate if your organization has between 1 - 99 employees!
Joining the WSIB Excellence Program (HSEp) offers several benefits. It helps businesses start developing a health and safety program tailored to their specific needs. By participating in the WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Topics, businesses can:
1. Earn financial rebates.
2. Reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
3. Reduce employer liability by proving “due diligence”.
4. Improve workplace safety culture and performance.
5. Gain recognition for their commitment to workplace safety.
6. The program provides a clear roadmap for improving workplace health and safety, which can lead to a more engaged and productive workforce, as well as potentially lower WSIB insurance premiums.
The WSIB Excellence Program (HSEp) supports the development of a strong safety culture within organizations by guiding them through a series of health and safety topics such as first aid, hazard assessment, workplace inspections, etc. Each topic in the program addresses specific safety aspects, ensuring a comprehensive approach to workplace safety. Through this process, organizations not only enhance specific safety measures but also cultivate a workplace environment where safety is a fundamental principle, integrated into all levels of the organization's activities.
The duration of the WSIB Excellence Program varies based on an organization's specific needs and pace. The time required to complete the program depends on various factors, including the size and complexity of the organization, the number of health and safety topics chosen, and the organization's commitment to implementing and maintaining these safety practices. This flexibility allows businesses to adapt the program to their unique circumstances and goals. The WSIB HSEp program allows businesses to choose up to 5 topics in an action plan. The business has up to 12 months to complete these topics and make a submission. Most basic topics take between 6-8 months while intermediate/advanced topics take between 12-18 months.
While the program offers flexibility, it's designed to be completed over a period of time that aligns with the organization's ability to implement and sustain changes in their health and safety practices.
The WSIB Excellence Program and the Ontario Government's Supporting Ontario's Safe Employers (SOSE) Program differ in several key aspects:
These differences highlight the unique approaches of each program in promoting workplace health and safety. While both programs aim to enhance safety culture and reduce workplace injuries, they cater to different employer needs and offer varied methods and incentives for achieving their health and safety goals.
To join the WSIB Excellence Program, there are a few prerequisites that organizations must meet:
These prerequisites are designed to ensure that organizations are prepared and able to fully engage with the program's resources and implement the necessary health and safety practices effectively.
To register your organization for the WSIB Excellence Program, follow these steps:
Joining the WSIB Excellence Program with an approved provider is a necessary part of the process. The program providers are health and safety professionals approved by the WSIB, and play a crucial role in delivering the Health and Safety Excellence program. These providers assist businesses in developing their action plans to improve workplace health and safety. Each provider offers services tailored to the industries and regions they serve, and their fees are typically set based on the types of services they offer. It's important to note that the cost of these provider fees is generally less than the potential rebates that can be earned through the program.
For organizations interested in participating in the WSIB Excellence Program, the first step involves selecting a WSIB-approved provider. This is an integral part of the enrollment process, as these providers are instrumental in guiding businesses through the program's requirements, helping them develop and implement effective health and safety practices.
In summary, enrolling in the WSIB Excellence Program with an approved provider is not just a recommendation but a necessary part of the process. The providers play a key role in guiding businesses through the program, ensuring that they meet the necessary requirements and effectively implement health and safety practices.
Organizations eligible for the WSIB Excellence Program's Double Rebate offering are smaller businesses with up to 99 FTE’s (Full Time Equivalent employees) . The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has tailored these added incentives specifically for smaller businesses to encourage them to invest more in health and safety. The benefits include:
This initiative by the WSIB is designed to provide smaller businesses more opportunities to enhance their workplace safety while also receiving significant financial benefits, which can positively impact their bottom line. The intention behind these incentives is to promote safer workplaces and encourage smaller businesses to take active steps in improving their health and safety standards
The calculation of rebates in the WSIB Excellence Program depends on several factors:
These factors collectively determine the rebate an organization can expect from participating in the WSIB Excellence Program. The program is structured to incentivize businesses of different sizes to invest in health and safety topics, rewarding them financially based on their level of engagement and the scale of their operations.