Northern Ontario Safety Group shares in $1.8 million rebate

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Membership applications for 2018 accepted until Dec. 11

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Northern Ontario Safety Group members hold appreciate plaqueWorkplace Safety North (WSN) is pleased to report the Northern Ontario Safety Group is sharing in a $1.8 million rebate on Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) premiums for the 2016 program year. 

In 2016, workplace injury statistics for the group, comprised of 93 Ontario businesses, showed 12 and 11 per cent reductions in lost-time injury frequency and severity respectively. These achievements resulted in a group rebate of 4.52 per cent out of a possible 6 per cent, totalling $1,810.113. 

“This is the seventeeth year in a row, since its inception, that the Northern Ontario Safety Group has enjoyed a financial rebate,” says Rose Bedard, WSN Prevention Services Assistant - Safety Groups. “And more importantly, participating firms had significant reductions in the frequency and severity of lost-time injuries. 

“This significant year-after-year effort to eliminate workplace injuries shows how the Safety Group program helps companies develop a significantly healthier and safer workplace. Congratulations to Safety Group member firms! And thanks to all northern health and safety association consultants and staff who assisted the Northern Ontario Safety Group throughout the year,” says Bedard.

The Northern Ontario Safety Group is jointly sponsored by the four provincial health and safety associations (Workplace Safety North, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, Public Services Health and Safety Association, and Infrastructure Health and Safety Association), and all firms throughout northern Ontario are invited to participate. For more information, please visit 

Applications to join the 2018 Safety Group program are currently being accepted until December 12. If you’re not already a member, you can learn more about the benefits and opportunities of membership, including:

  • Networking with like-minded firms interested in improving their health and safety program
  • Information updates regarding health and safety legislation, resource material and training
  • Local speakers on topics of interest to your region
  • Health and safety information and knowledge sharing
  • Guidance and support in meeting Safety Group program requirements
  • Potential financial rebate


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