Safety Group Program Overview

Welcome to the ACSESS sponsored Safety Group Program, comprised of over 70 industry member firms. Click here for a list of our participants.

JOIN THE 2017 ACSESS SAFETY GROUPS Program

Its not too late to join us – Contact Marinella Nesso | Fax: 905-826-4873 or email: mnesso@acsess.org to ask how:

Submit your application form today - complete the WSIB Safety Group application form [English] [French] and fax or email to Marinella Nesso.

How does the Program work?

By joining the ACSESS Safety Group, participating firms gain the tools and resources for developing and effectively managing their Health & safety program. Using WSIBs 5 step Management Plan for Safety Groups, participating firms in their first year are required to develop and manage five health & safety policies throughout a program year. Returning firms are required to select five new elements that they have not yet implemented and maintain elements selected in prior years.

Firms are required to follow guidelines and procedures on completing elements using the Employers Guidelines Document (PDF), and meet requirements established by WSIB & ACSESS. The group meets quarterly with the ACSESS sponsor at general meetings and network with other firms in ensuring compliance and industry standards.

Safety Group Program Meetings

The Safety Group general meetings are held quarterly throughout 2017 – see below – and include presentations by our in-house consultant James Ebidia of PHS, as well as presentation from WSPS and other consultants in the industry. Safety Group Meetings are also opportunities for firms to meet with each other and to work on their H&S policies selected for 2017. We strongly encourage participants to contact other firms in the program as well as contacting the senior Advantage Firms and ACSESS Sponsor. One on One Internal Reviews take place between May and October - please contact ACSESS if you would like to arrange an internal review of your program.


2017 Location & Quarterly Meeting Dates

The Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga
Tel: 905-614-IAPA, 1-800-406-IAPA (4272)

2017 SG Quarterly Meeting Dates

We invite all SG Members to participate in one Safety Group meeting.  ACSESS SG Members must participate in three of the four quarterly meetings.  If you are interested in attending a meeting – please email mnesso@acsess.org for more details.

  • Thursday February 23rd, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm – Conference West
  • Thursday May 11th, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm – Presentation South
  • Thursday October 12th, 2017, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm – Presentation South
  • Thursday December 14th, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm – Presentation Centre

Advantage Program – for graduating firms

Safety Group Firms having completed five years or more in the program can continue by participating as an Advantage Firm. WSIB has developed this program to Advance firms towards the proposed WSIB Accreditation Program and to encourage continual improvement to manage health and safety. The program provides firms the opportunity to continue networking and sharing health & safety information.


2017 Group Element

Each year, the ACSESS Safety Group selects a group element to complete together. This is a great opportunity to network with firms and assist in developing polices with the highest level of safety awareness available. The 2017 group element for ACSESS SG firms is Workplace Violence & Harassment. Participating Firms are instructed to review the Employer Guidelines & ACSESS, along with updates and revisions from MOL, for incorporating this standard into their Health & Safety Management System. Processes and strategies on the success of this element, among others, are addressed at the quarterly meetings. Firms are asked to participate through best practice sharing and presentations.

Additional information and downloads will be accessed HERE as they are made available.


Forms & Templates

ACSESS has compiled numerous resources of templates and forms for the Safety Group Program please click here.

User names and passwords are required to access these documents. Please email ACSESS to obtain a password for this page.


Safety Group Report Card Forms & Quarterly Newsletter

Forms & Quarterly Newsletter - click here.


Useful Safety Group Links and Resources

WSIB
Welcome to Prevent-it.ca. There really are no accidents. Dangerous hazards exist in every workplace. Being aware of them could help you prevent a fatal injury.
www.prevent-it.ca

Ministry of Labour
Preventing work-related illness and injury is the most important job at any workplace. Explore this website for prevention tips, regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other safety related issues.
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/

Proactive Health and Safety Solutions
PHS Solutions brings over 20 years of experience in the field of health and safety including the Temporary Staffing industry to support the ACSESS Safety Group.
www.phssolutions.ca
 
Health & Safety Ontario (HSO)
The result of to reorganize the independent efforts of 12 health and safety associations into four streamlined organizations to better serve more than 236,000 Ontario businesses.
www.healthandsafetyontario.ca/HSO/Home.aspx
 
Employer Advisory Council
A non-profit organization for information, training and advocacy on workplace safety insurance; the EAC is an initiative of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
www.eacforemployers.org/
 
Safety Groups Program
Together, Safety Group members pool resources, share best practices and help each other develop and manage effective health and safety programs. 
www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/SafetyGroupsProgram
 
SurveyMonkey.com 
Tool to create and publish custom surveys and then view the results graphically and in real time.
www.surveymonkey.com


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