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Is your Ontario company aware of its obligations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA)? What are the rules for a business with between 6 and 19 employees? What’s the penalty for non-compliance, even if it’s unintentional?

If you don’t know the answer to these questions, we want to help. HRAI and the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) have come together to provide resources and support for HRAI members who need it, especially small businesses with limited resources. The penalty, by the way, could be a $25,000 fine. So this is a serious matter. The good news is that it’s easy to get the support you need.

The PSHSA has published a Health & Safety Resource Manual that helps clarify rules about the actions your company should be taking. You can now download the manual here. The same organization can provide a specialist to help with implementation. You just go online, enter your postal code and in a few seconds the contact information of a local expert will pop up.

Companies, even small ones, who learn about the OHSA and follow the rules are experiencing improved productivity and reduced lost time injuries and illness. Morale is improved and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

(WSIB) costs are reduced. It’s good business, it’s easy to do, and it improves quality of life for everyone.

Keep your employees safe and protect your company from needless liability. Download the Health & Safety Resource Manual here. Find a consultant to help simplify things here.