Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) doubles rebates for small businesses

Effective June 6, 2022, The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario provided a pandemic bonus that will double the rebates for eligible businesses with fewer than 99 employees that enroll in its Health and Safety Excellence Program. The program includes topics such as:

  • First aid, health and safety responsibilities and control of hazards.
  • Emergency prevention and preparedness, return to work roles and responsibilities and corrective action.
  • Change management and procurement, health and safety continual improvement planning and external audit.

The new pandemic bonus will:

  • Double the rebate for topics completed in the Health and Safety Excellence Program in 2022.Retroactively double the rebate for topics completed since March 2020 for eligible businesses who enroll in new topics this year
  • Pay an additional $1,000 toward the development of action plans in 2022.  Employers can complete up to five topics in their action plan.

More details on this pandemic related bonus are available here.

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