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A complete safety policy
demonstrates your company’s commitment to the personal well being
of your employees. It assures your employees of this commitment
and will enhance the relationship between management and labour. A
good policy tells your clients of your dedication to safety. A
safety policy is a requirement under the occupational Health &
HBA can create a customized
policy or review and update your existing policies to ensure that
it meets all current requirements.
Owners of projects and their
consultants need expertise to assess the safety records of
contractors. Selecting the wrong contractor can lead to production
and legal problems. It is important to know what to look for when
evaluating a tender. Effective evaluation examines multiple
components of a firm’s ability to complete the job safely.
to understand these programs can be detrimental to any employer.
Errors do occur and employers must be able to ensure their safety
record is correct. Errors can cost the company money unless
corrected. In other cases, an incorrect calculation could reject a
contractor from being allowed to bid on projects because of a poor
We can analyze and validate your
past assessments, and forecast your future assessments. We can
request a recalculation by the WSIB if your assessment is incorrect.
rules have recently changed making it more important than ever that
employers who fail their first safety audit succeed in their second
audit. Failing an audit can be very costly, as well as, invite more
frequent visits form Ministry of Labour inspectors. The audit is
very demanding, and time consuming unless addressed in the correct
manner. Failing the second audit will have severe financial
We will work with you to
prepare for an audit and correct any issues arising from an
unsuccessful first audit.
Incorrect application of injury
claims can have a serious effect on an employer’s safety record.
Employers have the right to appeal WSIB decisions. The appeals can
and often do go to the WSIA Tribunal – an organization outside the
WSIB that can overturn a board decision. Successful appeals will
also result in associated costs being removed from the employer’s
record. HBA has a successful track record with both the appeals
branch at the board and the tribunal.
An effective claims management
system will control claims and associated costs. HBA assists
employers to develop systems to manage claims while providing
insight to ongoing claims. Further, HBA works with employers and
injured workers to develop early and safe return to work programs.
Occasionally employers fall under more then one rate category, or
are unaware that they have been placed in the wrong rate group.
This can drastically impact annual assessments produced by the
WSIB. HBA has worked with many firms to analyze their rate
classification and the financial impact of changes.
Transfer of Costs:
Most employers are not aware of this right or how it works. This
is a normal business practice and can impact on an employer’s
safety record as well as having financial implications.
Costs can be transferred for
various reasons. We will evaluate your specific situation and make
recommendations where applicable.
Trend Analysis & Group
HBA is able to provide trend
analysis of injuries or illnesses. This examination of data could
identify problem areas of past or future injuries. This is
especially important and useful at the occupational, geographic or
industry level. - -
Further to the services outlined
above HBA often embarks on special projects for individual firms and
industry associations to analyze specific data. Contact us to
discuss your specific requirements.