CIAC supports Ontario’s recognition of employers achieving high standards of workplace safety

CIAC welcomed the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announcement November 22 to formally recognize employers who successfully implement health and safety programs in their workplaces in Ontario.

CIAC and its members are committed to achieving the highest standards of workplace safety. Through CIAC’s Responsible Care® initiative, each member-company has a systematic approach to continuously improve the necessary knowledge and tools to recognize and reduce potential safety, health and environmental hazards for its employees and all other involved personnel. As a result, CIAC members report workplace injury and illness incidents have dropped by 78 per cent to 0.87 incidents per 200,000 hours – a level that is one of the lowest injury rates in Canadian industry.

CIAC looks forward to working with the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton and his team while using Responsible Care as an example as a best practice in achieving successful health and safety programs in the workplace.

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Don Fusco, Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations – Ontario, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Hon. Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Elizabeth