The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario is extending the bonus scheme for eligible small employers through 2023.
In June, the agency announced that it will provide a bonus that will double the rebates eligible businesses can earn for each topic they complete in the WSIB’s Health and Safety Excellence program. Businesses can also receive $1,000 towards their health and safety plan in both 2022 and 2023.
The Health and Safety Excellence program connects Ontario businesses with approved providers in their industry or community who help design a plan based on 36 available health and safety topics. For each topic completed, businesses can earn a rebate on their WSIB premiums.
Since its inception in 2020, the program has distributed over $25 million in rebates, according to the agency. Smaller business enrollment in the Health and Safety Excellence program has increased by 60 per cent since the additional benefits were first announced in June 2022.