Staffing industry employers rewarded
for commitment to workplace safety
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 20, 2011 /CNW/ – Ontario’s workplace is safer today, thanks to the continued efforts of the staffing industry and the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB).
Following another successful year’s involvement in the WSIB Safety Group Program, members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) sponsored safety group will receive rebates totaling $991,244.91.
The safety group, comprised of 80 ACSESS member-firm accounts, will be awarded the rebates for initiatives that reduced both the severity and frequency of workplace injuries in 2010.
“As a result of the continued efforts of both ACSESS members and the WSIB, Ontario is becoming a safer and safer place to work,” said ACSESS Director of Government Relations, Mary McIninch, adding that “in addition to financial rebates, ACSESS members’ participation improves safety records, productivity and morale among temporary employees.”
ACSESS has been an active sponsor in the WSIB Safety Group Program since 2001, when it was the only group within the services sector to be selected from 18 candidates to enter the program.
The WSIB Safety Group Program promotes health and safety in the workplace through pooling of resources and sharing of best practices between member-businesses. There are currently more than 50 industry safety groups in the province of Ontario.
ACSESS is the single voice for promoting best practices and ethical standards for the recruitment, employment and staffing services industry in Canada.