Injuries cost more than you think.

Thousands of Employees show up for work each day with the expectation that they will return home in the same condition that they were in when they arrived; healthy and happy. The personal impact on an injured employee and their family cannot be accurately measured. In 2007 the number of registered Ontario claims in which there was an injury, illness or fatality reached 329,161. That's the number of workers whose lives have been dramatically changed.

“ Creating awareness that workplace injuries are preventable will help to change attitudes about workplace safety and health. ”

The average lost-time injury in Ontario cost is approximately $98,000. Direct costs to the WSIB account for about 20% of that figure. Current WSIB costs (average $19,560 per LTI). Indirect costs to the company make up the rest of the total costs, including:

  • Property damage
  • Lost production
  • Manager and supervisor time
  • Compliance costs associated with Ministry of Labour orders
  • Lowered employee productivity while on light duty.

A business operating on a 6 per cent profit margin would need one and a half million in sales to recover the costs of a single injury.

Your business depends on your skilled and trained workers. Protect your workers and their families from the suffering and costs caused by workplace injuries. Protect your business from the high cost of injuries.

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Due diligence is demonstrated by your actions before an incident occurs

Consider the following situation:
Due Diligence You are awakened at 4 a.m. by a call from the Operations Manager at your workplace. A piece of machinery has collapsed, killing a worker. As Maintenance Manager you are required to answer a few questions from the investigating Occupational Health and Safety Officer. Sometime later the investigating officer issues her report, saying the equipment collapsed because it was poorly maintained. You and the company are charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act with failing to do everything reasonably practicable to protect the health and safety of workers.

What do you do?
There is no general 12-step program that will convert a poor health and safety performer into a star. Due diligence is as much a culture and way of doing business as it is a legal defense. Companies with managers and workers that always ask themselves "Have I done everything reasonably practicable to make my workplace safe?" before they do their work will always outperform those that do not.

Take the FREE Due Diligence Questionnaire to see where you are in your workplace culture.

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