WSIB Requirement – Regulation 1101
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) regulates workplace safety education in Ontario, and has set laws regarding first aid requirements under Regulation 1101.
Per Regulation 1101: “All employers covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (the Act) are required to have first aid equipment, facilities, and trained personnel in all workplaces.”
Employers in every province must adhere to both provincial and federal legislation for health and safety in the workplace. In Ontario, the Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) is the regulator that has set out a number of regulations to help companies keep their employees safe and meet requirements of first aid in the workplace.
Only WSIB approved first aid training providers may certify people in Ontario. As a Canadian Red Cross Training Partner and Affiliate of the Lifesaving Society, SOS First Aid and Safety Training is an approved provider. Our instructors are fully qualified to teach First Aid & CPR. While the curriculum is also set in the provincial regulations. SOS First Aid instructors can tailor each course based on the first aid needs of specific industries and the composition of participants in a class. Our First Aid & CPR programs support the WSIB first aid requirements and meet standards established by Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario’s workplace safety and training regulations.
SOS First Aid make sure your Joint Health and Safety Committee is fully trained to meet guidelines set forth by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
WSIB Excellence Program
Workplace injuries affect all business sectors, it’s not only in the high-risk industries such as construction and manufacturing. In 2018, the WSIB reported that 74 people lost their lives at work and accepted over 64,000 claims related to time off work as a result of a workplace injury or disease. The WSIB Excellence Program aims to reward employers for meeting a variety of safety objectives for the benefit of their workers and workplaces.
What is the WSIB Excellence Program?
In Ontario, the newly launched Excellence program changes how WSIB works with employers to instill a company-wide culture of health and safety in order to develop a safer and prosperous province.
The focus is new and has switched from a punitive approach to one that rewards its safest employers. This is done by making available up to $250,0000 in rebates on an annual basis, with restrictions, to each of the current 300,000+ Ontario employers. This incentive-based program is the first of its kind in Canada, replacing Safety Group, SCAP programs previously in place. The program makes available $140 million is premium savings to Ontario employers.
Click on WSIB Excellence Program to learn more.
Sheridan College Continuing Education
SOS First Aid is a preferred CPR and first aid training provider of Sheridan College Continuing Education.