January 29, 2019
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has new options that provide expanded opportunities for members of the Safety Group program, including an extended registration deadline of March 31, 2019. In addition, groups can now receive up to a maximum seven per cent of their total WSIB premiums.

The changes include a new option for small businesses — defined as any WSIB firm that pays an annual premium of $90,000 or less. Small businesses will only be required to work on three new elements (as opposed to five), selected from a specific list.

Safety Groups are designed to help businesses work toward health and safety goals in a collective learning environment, with an added financial incentive to motivate businesses to follow-through and succeed. All successful members receive a flat rebate of $1,400 per registered account and share in the balance of the rebate earned by the group as a whole.

In 2018, members of the WSPS Safety Group shared a rebate of $6.7 million; the largest rebate earned by all Safety Group sponsors.

Joining the 2019 Safety Group can help improve your health and safety, lowering injury stats and improving your risk rating. This could reduce your premium rates in the new rate framework.

To find out more about the 2019 Safety Group Program visit gfl.me/h4FX or call WSPS at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).