New Health and Safety Recognition Programs for Ontario Workplaces

February 18, 2020 Kelly KillbyHealth and Safety 337 Views

It’s been a very busy start to 2020.  Two new health and safety recognition programs for Ontario Workplaces are in full swing. 

WSIB Health and Safety Excellence Program

In November 2019, the WSIB launched the Health and Safety Excellence program.  The new program integrates the strengths of the previous incentive programs into one and provides a clear roadmap for you to improve safety in your workplace, whether you are just getting started or want to improve systems and processes you already have in place.

Success in the program can earn you rebates (this is the only financial incentive program or rebate offered by WSIB in 2020) and other non-financial recognition for your investment in health and safety.

The program connects businesses of all sizes to help you develop a program that is suitable for your business.

To learn more about the program and how EMC plans to support workplaces across Ontario, visit our website:

Ontario Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employer accreditation program

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development recently announced its new Ontario’s Safe Employer Accreditation program. 

Supporting Ontario's Safe Employers is a voluntary program that recognizes employers across Ontario who successfully implement an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) in their workplace. Successful employers will be accredited by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).

The program is the first of its kind in Canada. Led by the Office of the CPO, this ministry program was developed to promote and recognize excellence in occupational health and safety in Ontario workplaces.

Employers who have received CPO recognition may be eligible to receive premium rebates from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

One option for employers who are interested in developing an OHSMS will be to use the WSIB's new Health and Safety Excellence program

Click here for more information on the Provincial program