Human Resources Niagara Consultants

Professional Consulting in the Niagara area

Phone: 905-938-7281


September 16, 2014

HRNC | Niagara | St. Catharines Health and Safety


  • Did you know that as an employer – YOU are responsible for your employees safety in the workplace?
  • Did you know that accidents and injuries to your workers put you at risk for huge fines and penalties? 
Do you need to certify JH&SC employees in WSIB Parts I and II ? We have partnered with the specialists who can do that for you!

Do you have an injured employee and don't know how to fill out the WSIB Form 7 - we'll do that for you, too!  Returning to work afterwards - how does the employee fit in - possibly with restrictions and modified duties - we can assist with that, too.

BILL 160

Transition from WSIB to Ministry of Labour

Bill 160 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act provided for the transfer of several WSIB functions, including the Research Advisory Council, from the WSIB to the Ministry of Labour (MoL). The transition of the research program from the WSIB to the MOL is under way, and the Ministry continues to build capacity. Once the Ministry’s Prevention Council is in place, the Chief Prevention Officer will initiate a review of research priorities.

In the meantime, the WSIB is working closely with the MoL on key transition issues, including the management of the Bridging the Gap competition. The 2012-13 Bridging the Gap application process will follow much the same cycle as in previous years. The key difference is that the authority for final approval of proposals no longer rests with the WSIB Board of Directors, but with the Chief Prevention Officer.

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Link to Ontario Ministry of Labour web-site.

Did You Know...

Worker Silence = Worplace Injuries

Bill 168

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Did you know that failure of an individual to follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations could result in a personal fine or penalty of up to $25,000?
  • Did you know that failure of a corporation to follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations could result in a fine or penalty of up to $500,000?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out the rights and duties of all parties in the workplace. Its main purpose is to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job. The Act establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards, and it provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily.

The guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, explains what every worker, supervisor, employer, constructor and workplace owner needs to know about the Act. Almost every workplace in Ontario is covered by the Act and regulations. Chapter 3, Who is Covered by the Act? lists work and workplaces not covered.

The Ministry works closely with its agencies, safe workplace associations (SWAs), worker training centres and clinics, and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. For more information about these organizations and other sources of health and safety information, see our list of occupational health and safety resources.

Organizations have implemented effective safety management systems not just because of concern for their employees, or for legal compliance, but because they understand that superior health & safety results leads to:

  • lower costs;
  • improved employee relations and employee trust;
  • improved reliability and productivity;
  • improved protection from business interruption;
  • increased public trust and improved public image; and,
  • increased organizational capability

Call us at HRNC - 905-938-7281 - for assistance with your policy and procedures.  We will come to your business to assess your company and make the Health & Safety Policy that is right for you. 

Employers have been convicted of failing, as an employer, to provide information, instruction and supervision to their worker on the safe operation of the equipment they were using when an injury happened. Which kind of employer would you rather be ?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has been amended by Bill 168 and the law came into effect on June 15, 2010.  All businesses and employers must now have a health and safety policy for; Violence in the Workplace; Harassment in the Workplace; and Domestic Violence.  These can be in one policy or three different policies.  If your business has five or fewer employees, the policy does not have to be in writing, however, employees must be instructed on what they are to do in response to workplace violence hazard risks.

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