A shortage of skilled trades workers has long been a drag on the Canadian economy, but at least one trade school is doing everything in its power to ensure students are able to continue to learn and prepare to enter the workforce despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Inspectors will help Keep Workers Safe on the Job during COVID-19
IHSA Safety Talk: Working at heights—Site-specific training
IHSA supports Falls Awareness week September 14-18
Virtual Annual General Meeting set for October 7
IHSA is launching Road Safety Solutions campaign to prevent motor vehicle incidents in the trucking sector
Checking the safety record of a business
Applications for the WSIB 2020 Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards now open
Briefing note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP outlining requirement (effective September 26, 2020) for each Ontario workplace to pro-actively screen employees for COVID-19-related symptoms and risk factors prior to entry into the work environment, each day the employee seeks to enter the work environment. Links to the Ministry of Health information related to this update (Ontario Regulation 364/20).
Fatality & Critical Injury Year-to-Date Overview – Construction
A historical overview of the CFBA’s involvement with and review of the proposed National Building Code updates with respect to farm buildings in Canada
New Youth Advisors will help attract more young people into the trades
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is taking action to address the challenges posed by COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). This contains information for those in the agriculture industry (producers, processors, and agri-food businesses).
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is working closely with stakeholders and other partners to ensure the safety of Ontario's food supply.
As provinces across Canada have started to reopen the economy, infection control has become a priority for all businesses. To help you better understand COVID-19 exposures and work site infection control best practices, experts in occupational health and safety are providing you with free access to a risk management training program designed to help you understand the risks and how you can create a plan to control infection exposures.
The video is a recording of a previously scheduled live webinar. Watch the video and complete the quiz below. After achieving a passing grade (70%), CSSBI will email you a PDF of the presentation and a certificate of completion for your records and any continuing education requirements you may have.
At the WSIB, we understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Ontario businesses. To continue to help reduce the financial burden on businesses during this difficult time, any repayment of deferred WSIB premiums as part of our financial relief package will not begin before January 2021.
Our financial relief package deferment period comes to an end on August 31, 2020. Regular reporting and payment schedules for all businesses who report and pay monthly, quarterly or annually based on their insurable earnings will resume in September.
Reporting and paying deferred amounts:
Reporting: Schedule 1 businesses are encouraged to start reporting deferred premiums now and will have to report all deferred amounts by October 31, 2020. You can report your deferred premiums by:
• using our online services
• emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with each outstanding period clearly defined. For example: August 2020 – payroll = $100, premiums = $10
• complete the premium remittance form for the corresponding reporting period and mail to P.O. Box 4115 Station A Toronto M5W 2V3
Payment: Repayment of deferred WSIB premiums, claim payments and administrative fees between March to August 2020, will not be due before January 2021 for all Schedule 1 and 2 businesses. Businesses may choose to start making deferred payments prior to January 2021. We will provide more information on the repayment schedule for deferred amounts, along with 2021 premium rate information, in the fall.
We recognize that some businesses may require longer repayment terms due to the ongoing pandemic. If you require additional support once the repayment period has started, please contact us and we will be happy to work with you.
Beginning September 1, 2020, all upcoming payment obligations will be due on the normal payment cycle for all businesses, as outlined on your statements or invoices.