Employer duties for injuries or illnesses
As an employer, you must take all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of your employees. But injuries and illness happen. As such, it is vital to have policies in place to respond if something does happen.
And it is just as important to have a policy for modified work duties to help injured staff return to work safely. But knowing what to include in them isn’t as easy. Our experts can help you with writing out bulletproof policies to keep your staff and business safe.
What employers in Ontario need to know
If any staff develops an illness or sustains an injury while at work, you must respond quickly to get them the medical care they need. If the injury requires medical care or leads to an absence from work, you’ll have to report it to the WSIB within three days.
There are also other factors you must consider as an employer such as:
- Communicating the policy and modified work arrangements to employees.
- Keeping medical records confidential.
- Changing practices to improve health & safety.
- Updating contracts and employee manuals to include injury & illness reporting.
When an injury occurs in your workplace it can be hard to respond and manage it. But we are here to help. Employer Line’s experts can help you mitigate risks, protect your staff & business, and ensure you have the right procedures in place if the worst ever happens.
Advice on Injury Reporting
When it comes to injury or illness reporting, it can be hard to keep track of every requirement. But getting any of it wrong may lead to costly fines, work closures, and the loss of valuable workers. If you’re unsure how proper injury reporting affects your business, call us today.
Employer Line’s HR experts are here to support your business, keep your workers protected, and help you stay compliant. We are available to help you meet every standard and stay up to date with Ontario’s changing workplace laws.
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