I am an Employer
The bottom line is that employers’ premiums are not going to change unless injury rates are reduced and injured employees return to work in a more safe and timely manner.This requires a strengthened focus on safety from both employers and employees.
Every day, an average of 22 employees are seriously injured on the job in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia employers pay among the highest rates in Canada for their workplace injury insurance - a direct result of the frequency of workplace injuries and the length of time injured workers are off the job.
All injuries are preventable with the proper training and safety awareness.
How important is workplace safety to you? What are you doing to make a difference in your work environment? How difficult is it to build a safety culture and shape the attitudes and behaviours of your employees?
The facts are simple. Fewer injuries and more timely and safe returns to work, over the long term, will mean lower costs on the system. In turn, that will translate into lower premiums. More importantly, more Nova Scotians will go home safe at the end of the day.
Read on to find ways to have a direct impact on safety in your organization. If you don’t, who will?
Office of the Employer Advisor - Assists businesses or associations through advocacy, advice, navigation assistance and training with the end goal of developing a healthy and safe workplace.