MHCA holds Spring 2017 COR meeting
May 23, 2017 – The 2017 spring COR industry meeting held May 16 at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport was attended by a good crowd from across industry and drew faces from all over the province.
Peter Malegus, from SAFE Work MB, reported on 2000-2015 statistics, stating that total injury rates decreased by 42% and that no-time-loss injury rates dropped by 37%.
Also highlighted was the fact that eligible employers will receive a rebate of either 15% of their premium or $3,000 – whichever is greater – to a maximum of 75% of their assessment premium. To receive this rebate, employers must maintain COR certification for a 12-month period based on certification date and have no administrative penalties or convictions under the WSH/WCB Act.
Darren James, from Workplace Safety and Health (WSH), reviewed the activities of the WSH division, including types of infractions it has been seeing. James stressed the importance of compliance with improvement orders issued by WSH.
Jackie Jones from WORKSAFELY provided an update on the incorporation of the Manitoba Common Ground Alliance, outlining next steps, which include a first directors’ meeting and a call for membership. Jones also explained changes made to the Click Before You Dig Manitoba website.
MHCA WORKSAFELY director Don Hurst gave an update that highlighted the launch of a WORKSAFELY E-news. It is expected to be distributed at the beginning of June. He noted that MHCA Board of Directors has decided not to hold the MHCA Expo in 2018. The Board has directed MHCA to look at alternative methods of educating our industry, including customized training in the workplace.
Hurst also welcomed Gerry McCombie, WORKSAFELY’s new western safety advisor.