Health and Safety

Health & Safety Excellence Program 2021

The HSEP is a voluntary incentive program connecting businesses of all sizes with WSIB-approved providers, including GVCA, to improve the health and safety of their workplaces. The program is accessible to many employers across Ontario, integrating the Small Business, Workwell and Safety Groups programs into a single Health and Safety program that encourages continuous improvement.

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How it Works

  • Attend an info session (optional): Understand the program and business case for health and safety. Contact to find out about the next available session.
  • Join: Register using this form or contact Katie Bell at GVCA members receive discounted pricing. If you are not a GVCA member but are considering joining, check out our membership options.
  • Complete: Work on your assessment and select 1-5 topics to work on for the year. We will contact you to discuss.
  • Develop: Learn and implement safety topic(s) with the support of GVCA's consultants and facilitator.
  • Demonstrate: Submit evidence of implementation for review by a WSIB validator.
  • Achieve: Receive rebates, non-financial recognition and improve health and safety in your workplace.

Calculate your Rebate

In previous years, members have seen an average annual rebate of $7,419 - an impressive Return on Investment!

Group 1 : Low predictability* (<20%) - Businesses with low insurable earnings and a low number of past claims qualify for a minimum $1,000 rebate per completed Health & Safety Topic, or 2% of their premiums, whichever is greater, up to 75% of their annual WSIB premiums. Financial Rewards

Group 2 : High predictability* (>20%) - Businesses with high insurable earnings and high claim costs qualify for a 1.4% rebate of their WSIB annual premiums up to a maximum of $50,000 rebate per completed Health & Safety Topic, or $250,000 for 5 completed Topics.

* Predictability is a measurement of how much your past claims and insurable earnings can be used to predict future outcomes.  To determine your predictability index, you can securely log in to the Compass via WSIB online services at

Non-Financial Rewards

  • An improved health and safety program for participating employer workplaces
  • An Excellence Program participation badge will be visible online within the WSIB Compass when a firm’s action plan is approved by the WSIB (updated quarterly).
  • Firms will receive additional Compass recognition for each topic and level completed, as well as number of years in the program.
  • An annual achievement report will be sent to employers from the WSIB to reflect their progress in the program.

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