Safe Workplace Ontario
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OSSA is author and copyright owner of the following material, taken from "Yes You Can" One Step at a Time - Six Steps to a Basic Health and Safety System
As the owner, you spent considerable time setting up your first business. Running it may mean working seven days a week. Your commitment and dedication has built your business so far.
Along the way, you've hired employees and now may be relying on some of them to help ease your load. You want to keep them, particularly since you've spent time and money to train them to work your way. You care about them and treat them fairly. The benefits to your business are long term.
Your Health and Safety System - a Good Investment
Setting up a health and safety system will help your business run more smoothly and profitably. How? Eliminating workplace injury and illness reduces your operating costs (fewer accidents mean lower Workplace Safety arid Insurance premiums). Your business investment in health and safety will pay you back with interest by:
- Reducing or eliminating revenue losses
- Reducing avoidable operating costs
- Improving customer service and satisfaction
- Improving employee morale and motivation
Build Safe Work Practices into Your Management System
Your management style is unique to your business. Developing safe work practices must become part of the daily system that ensures your success. You guide your employees on the best ways to take care of your customers. Use that same time to teach them how to work safely. Protect your investments.
Everyone's In It Together!
You and your employees are in the best position to identify and solve health and safety problems together. This means owners, supervisors and employees are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. On one hand, you all share in the success of the business, but on the other hand, everyone feels the loss of a key employee.
If There's an Accident...
Health and Safety System in Place?
- Staff trained to work safely
- Workplace inspected
- Hazards controlled
- All accidents investigated
- First aid given
- Staff untrained to work safely
- Workplace not inspected
- Hazards uncontrolled
- Accidents not investigated for cause
- First aid not given
What Can Happen to Your Business
- Less frequent, less severe accidents
- Greater productivity
- Decreased lost work time
- Less employee turn over
- Lower operating costs
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Lower WSIB premiums
- WSIB performance-based rebates
- More frequent and severe accidents
- Less productivity
- More lost work time
- Increased employee turn over
- Higher operating costs
- Reduced customer satisfaction
- Higher WSIB premiums
- Health and safety fines and penalties
At Year's End:
Ontario Tire Dealers Association
Tired of High Worker’s Compensation Rates?
Workplace safety is up to you; more importantly, it’s in your best interest. In the Tire Industry, training and prevention are crucial for safe, productive workplaces.
To increase workplace safety and ensure compliance with health and safety legislation, you need an effective health and safety management program. And to avoid the costs of noncompliance and time lost to accidents, you need to adopt best practices and establish effective procedures.
The Ontario Tire Dealers Association Health and Safety Training Program is a time and cost effective program designed specifically for the tire industry.
The program sets out all the basics of health and safety management for dealerships of any size:
- health and safety legislation and regulations that apply to the tire industry
- powers and responsibilities of health and safety representatives in the tire industry
The OTDA Health and Safety Training Program can be adapted to your own needs and resources. You choose the place - and pace of the program, to make the most of your training time and investment. A health and safety program that includes good training is good evidence of due diligence, and it is even better evidence of your responsibility and commitment. Take advantage of this training program to secure workplace safety and productivity.
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