Safety Groups is a program administered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Companies join a Safety Group to share best safety practices, pool their experience, and help one another with their prevention programs. Each member firm works to achieve specific objectives and improve safety performance.
In return, the WSIB treats each Safety Group as one large firm and applies an experience-rating formula to the group's performance. If the group as a whole achieves a pre-set number of objectives, the WSIB rewards the group with rebates on top of the member firms' usual experience-rating assessment. There are no penalties if the group doesn't succeed.
It doesn't matter whether your company is large or small, with good safety performance or poor performance. What matters is your commitment to improve. For more info, download the WSIB's Safety Groups Brochure
IHSA has three Safety Groups that you can join—Construction, Electrical & Utilities, and Transportation.
For more info on IHSA's Safety Groups program, along with other services we offer, download the IHSA Brochure.
Construction Safety Group
IHSA is sponsoring a new Safety Group for construction firms. It's an opportunity to improve your safety program as well as your bottom line. In past years, some Safety Groups in construction have received rebates of well over a million dollars.
IHSA is currently recruiting construction companies for its new Safety Group. Group meetings will begin in 2011 in north, west, east, and central Ontario to make it easy for anyone to attend. The deadline for registration is December 31.
We're hosting a series of information sessions about this program across Ontario. IHSA professionals will be on hand to to answer any questions you might have about the Safety Groups program.
Construction Safety Groups Program - Firm Application Form
- 2013 IHSA Construction Safety Group Registration Form (English)
- 2013 IHSA Construction Safety Group Registration Form (French)
For more info on the Construction Safety Group, contact Mike Legault at firstname.lastname@example.org
Electrical & Utilities Safety Group
For more info on the Electrical & Utilities Safety Group, contact Dawn Vanags at 1-800-781-2726 ext. 4031 or email@example.com.
Electrical Safety Groups Program - Firm Application Form
- 2013 IHSA Electrical Safety Group Registration Form (English)
- 2013 IHSA Electrical Safety Group Registration Form (French)
Transportation Safety Group
IHSA would encourage your company to explore the health and safety prevention opportunities and financial incentives that are available to your firm through the Transportation Safety Group (TSG).
Since 2000, participating Transportation Safety Group firms have experienced reduced LTI frequencies and have received rebates totaling $24,210,904.80. For 2011 the TSG received a rebate of $3,961,786.80.
We are currently recruiting companies to join the TSG for 2013. All applications must be received no later December 1st, 2012.
Transportation Safety Groups Program - Firm Application Form
- 2013 IHSA Transportation Safety Group Registration Form (English)
- 2013 IHSA Transportation Safety Group Registration Form (French)
For more info on the Transportation Safety Group, or contact Joe Covey at 1-416-744-8519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Transportation Safety Group page.
Northern Ontario Safety Group: Together, We're Better
Working together to achieve better safety results and WSIB rebates for northern Ontario IHSA, PSHSA, WSN and WSPS have joined forces to bring you a Northern Ontario Safety Group that serves businesses in northern Ontario.
For 2012, the four associations decided to create a Northern Ontario Safety Group to better serve the needs of the north, organizations in communities from Huntsville to the Manitoba border. Membership and active participation in the Northern Ontario Safety Group will enable participating firms to become more self-reliant in carrying out their responsibilities in preventing workplace illnesses and injuries. The Northern Ontario Safety Group creates a dynamic opportunity for organizations to come together to share ideas and solve problems while taking advantage of the new Health & Safety Ontario sponsor structure.
Northern Ontario Performance
Northern Ontario Safety Group members get the benefit of our all-inclusive and proven approach — one that sets us apart from the competition and gives you the most value for your safety dollar. Members receive:
Productive meetings: Northern Ontario Safety Group meetings are led by experienced Safety Group chapter leaders and mentors.
Expert advice tailored to your needs: Skilled consultants work with you to help determine which health and safety elements your workplace needs to focus on and develop an action plan.
Networking: Northern Ontario Safety Group meetings provide networking opportunities for member firms to share policies and programs.
Individual attention: With a small number of firms, you can be sure of individual attention and meaningful participation. Safety Group consultants check your progress and provide advice on further improvements.
Doing business where you do business: The Northern Ontario Safety Group will meet four times in 2012 across the north – Kenora, Fort Frances, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Hearst, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Chapleau, Sudbury and North Bay. Meetings are scheduled in January/February, March/April, September/October, and November/December.
For further information or to register to join the Northern Ontario Safety Group for 2012 please visit www.safetygroups.ca or phone 1-888-730-7821.