Northern Ontario Safety Group shares in $2.1 million rebate

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Safety group rebate chequeWorkplace Safety North (WSN) is pleased to report the Northern Ontario Safety Group is sharing in a $2.1 million rebate on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums for the 2013 program year.

In 2013, workplace injury statistics for the group showed a 16 per cent reduction in lost-time injury frequency, and a 24 per cent reduction in the severity of those lost-time injuries. These achievements resulted in a group rebate of 5.25 per cent out of a possible 6 per cent, totalling $2,126,123. 

“This is the fourteenth year in a row, since its inception, that the Northern Ontario Safety Group has enjoyed a financial rebate,” says Rose Bedard, WSN Prevention Services Assistant - Safety Groups. “And more importantly, participating firms had significant reductions in the frequency and severity of lost-time injuries. 

“This significant year-after-year effort to eliminate workplace injuries shows how the Safety Group program helps companies develop a significantly healthier and safer workplace. Congratulations to Safety Group member firms! And thanks to all northern health and safety association consultants and staff who assisted the Northern Ontario Safety Group throughout the year via promotion, communication, coaching, meeting preparations and facilitation to ensure the success of the group,” adds Bedard.

The Northern Ontario Safety Group is jointly sponsored by the four provincial health and safety associations (Workplace Safety North, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, Public Services Health and Safety Association, and Infrastructure Health and Safety Association). For more information, please visit