The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) have a new way to measure workplace health and safety. They have developed a new tool, the Health and Safety Index, to measure the overall health and safety of workplaces.
The Health and Safety Index is the first index of its kind in North America. It is an evidence-based tool that condenses a wide range of data into a single measure to show how workplaces overall are performing from year to year – how safe they are, and whether they’re getting safer.
The index was designed so that it can be adapted by other workers’ compensation boards across Canada. It will help the WSIB, employers, and other partners in the safety system to identify areas for improvement and track improvements.
“We’d like to see the Health and Safety Index become a truly pan-Canadian effort,” said Elizabeth Witmer, Chair of the WSIB Board of Directors. “This is a valuable tool to understand the health and safety system and we’d be happy to share what we’ve learned in developing it.”
The Health and Safety Index is available at healthandsafetyindex.ca
Melissa Manzutti / WCB Administrator / PEO Canada