2024 Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards!

Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

2024 submissions now open!

Win up to $10,000 by telling us what your small business has done over the past year to improve your workplace health and safety.

We know how hard small business owners and operators work to keep their employees healthy and safe. That’s why each year we recognize the health and safety achievements of independently-owned and operated businesses with fewer than 50 employees through our Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards.

The top three businesses will receive a monetary prize:

Gold – $10,000

Silver – $6,000

Bronze – $4,000

Entering is easy! Simply answer the questions in the 2024 submission form and email it back to us.

Submissions are due June 30, 2024.

Who can enter:

– businesses registered with the WSIB whose account is in good standing (i.e., all premiums and other amounts owing to the WSIB are paid up-to-date, no convictions under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act)

– independently-owned and operated businesses that have at least one employee (not including the owner/operator) but less than 50 employees

– during the life of their business, entrants must not have:

—- any fatalities in the workplace

—- any convictions by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development for violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations or the Employment Standards Act (ESA)

– past winners are not eligible to re-apply for five years

How to enter:

1. Download and save the 2024 submission form on your computer or device, and enter your responses in the text fields (you must use the 2024 submission form)

2. Send your completed submission form to smallbizsafety@wsib.on.ca

Shortlisted businesses will be asked to send supporting information for the answers provided in the submission form. The types of files you can send us include photos, documents, videos, signage, certifications, etc.

Please email us at smallbizsafety@wsib.on.ca if you have questions about the submission process – we’re here to help.

    2023 Award Winners

Our 2023 winners are:

– Gold – Sign FX, Ottawa

– Silver – BESI (Building Envelope Systems Installations), Vaughan

– Bronze – Tawse Winery, Vineland

You can check out what it means to Sign FX to be recognized as a health and safety leader in Ontario.

Video information is available as a text transcript with descriptions of visuals.

Interested in taking health and safety in your business to the next level?

Keeping your team safe and healthy at work is good for business. Our Health and Safety Excellence program helps you make your workplace safer while earning rebates on your WSIB premiums.

You can also review our health and safety resources to learn more about your health and safety responsibilities, the value of investing in health and safety, and how to make your workplace safer.

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