Small Business Resources
- CPO Small Business Resouce Collection – The attached PDF from the CPO provides a round-up of resources from across the prevention system that help make OHS easier for small businesses. Check it out and share the links with your small business contacts!
- Small Biz Safety – New Episodes
- Episode 22: What to expect during a Ministry workplace inspection – If a Ministry inspector knocked on your door today – would your business be ready? We welcome Adina from the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development (MLITSD) to share tips so you’ll be ready for a possible inspection (2:43). Also, get updates on new COVID guidelines (:58) and how you can train your health and safety rep for free (1:25)! Then, learn how quality sleep can improve your physical and mental health (16:23)
- 3 new Small Biz Safety Mini Podcast Episodes – It’s Small Business Week, and the WSPS Small Biz Safety podcast is celebrating with 3 new mini episodes. Each bite-sized episode is under 10 minutes – perfect for busy business owners to listen to on the go. Links to the new episodes are:
o How a new FREE resource can benefit your business & promote mental health
§ Host Meron Samuel chats with Dr. Bill Howatt, an international expert in workplace mental health, about a new resource called the Mental Harm Prevention Roadmap. Learn how this free resource can support workers’ mental health and prevent mental harm – no matter where you are on your journey!
o Save time and money with workplace ergonomics
§ Small Business Week falls in October, but did you know October is also Ergonomics Month? In this mini episode, we’re joined by Ergonomics Specialist Don Patten. Find out why ergonomics is important for the safety of workers – and how it can save you time and money! Then, get 3 tips on how to easily implement ergonomics in your workplace.
o Grow your safety program & earn REBATES with the Health and Safety Excellence Program
§ In our final Small Business Week mini episode, we share how the Health and Safety Excellence program can help improve your safety program and provide WSIB rebates! Learn how Orillia-based small business Simcoe Sewer & Water Ltd. got started – and how you can too. Then, get an update on how you can DOUBLE your rebates.
New article: MLITSD Fall Harvest Strategy
- Fall Harvest: MLITSD to Focus on Farms – To help ensure the safety of temporary foreign agriculture workers, the MLITSD is implementing a Fall Harvest Inspection Strategy until November 30th. Find out what inspectors are looking for and how you can prepare.
WSPS & MLITSD Recorded Webinars