WPV provides products and services to improve and maintain your employees’ physical and mental health, leading to improved engagement. We understand the pressure to improve the bottom line and enhance your competitive position. You need to increase the productivity of your workforce, lower costs, and achieve a better return. Our software is designed to give you a complete snapshot of the health, safety and engagement of your employees.
It can be challenging to have the breadth and depth of expertise in to effectively and keep up to date on legislative changes, trends, and technology. That is why we have a list of additional services that you can buy either separately or together to help you minimize the risks to your organization, stay compliant with the law and become a high functioning organization. Here are the additional products and services offered:
- Risk assessment consultation
Not sure what to do with your risk assessment report? One of our trained consultants will go through the report with you to help you understand how to understand your report and help you implement changes so that you can build a safe, compliant and productive workplace. They will go over the report with you and help you create an implementable action plan based on the results of the assessment.
- Mini Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Package
One of the threats to workplace safety is stress. If your benefits do not cover EAP or you do not have the budget to offer it to your staff, we offer a mini ‘EAP’ package. For just a few dollars, we provide you with a series of assessments and self-reflection exercises that are designed to help your staff recognize what is stressing them and offers help in how to effectively deal with it.
As part of this package, we also provide you and your staff with tools to measure their performance. These tools can be used to help you provide efficient and objective performance reviews. We also offer counseling to help employees deal individual issues that may be affecting their performance.
- Required training courses
WHMIS, workplace violence, basic health and safety and AODA training are now required courses for all companies of 5 or more (in Ontario) and 10 or more (in British Columbia) to pass. Organizations must also keep records to prove that their staff have passed each required course. We can provide your organization with all of the courses that are mandated under law for organizations to implement, along with tests to prove completion.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Our LMS is an online tool that offers a range of e-learning courses. All mandatory training courses are on the system with tests. We keep the records for you through our LMS of course completion if you get audited or need it for legal action. In addition, we have a zero tolerance policy statement on the LMS that tracks that all staff have read and understand the policy.
We can offer you complete secure storage of all of your employment and health and safety compliance documentation on our secure servers. Our servers, which are located in Canada, can easily access all documentation you may need for either legal or regulatory actions and is accessible quickly and easily.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Are you familiar with AODA?
The goal of the AODA is to establish fair and equal access to services and programs for all Ontarians regardless of disabilities. Developed over a decade, government agencies in cooperation with numerous private and public sector agencies including non-profit organizations worked together to form the AODA which was enacted in 2005.
Ontario now has accessibility standards in five areas:
The first regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was the Customer Service Standard. The next four standards are part of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR).
Information & Communications
The Information and Communications Standard describes how businesses and organizations are required to design, provide and receive information and communications in ways that are accessible for people with disabilities.
Employment Accessibility standards will assist employers and organizations implement an inclusive accessibility process as part of their regular finding, hiring and supporting process to include employees with disabilities.
Accessible Transportation standards are critical to those persons with disabilities in order to participate in employment, school and other daily activities. The primary goal is to ensure transportation services are accessible to those persons with disabilities including, but not limited to, buses, trains, subways and others.
Design of Public Spaces
Design of Public Spaces standards focuses on requiring all public spaces and buildings accessible to everyone including those persons with disabilities, seniors and families. This includes accessible parking, service counters and waiting areas, outdoor spaces like playgrounds and parks, recreational trails and others.
What are Your Organization’s Requirements?
You can find out what your organization’s requirements are by going to the AODA compliance wizard at https://www.appacats.mcss.gov.on.ca/eadvisor/. This will tell you what you need to do to be compliant.
Two mandatory requirements of the Act are that every business may submit to the government an AODA plan along with copies of your written policies for people with disabilities. In addition, every organization must provide training to staff on how to deal with people with disabilities.
We can help
Our trained consultants can help you:
- Create policies and procedures to ensure your compliance under the law
- Provide mandated AODA on-line training to your staff
- Keep secure records of compliance with AODA training requirements
- File an AODA report on your behalf