|IAPA Small Business Safety Calculator
What does an accident really cost?
The Small Business Safety Calculator is intended
for small business owners to help them better understand all
the costs associated with workplace injuries.
does it do?
When a worker is injured on the job, WSIB pays for the claims
costs, including health costs, rehabilitation and disability
costs. But injuries cost small businesses in many other areas
that are not covered by WSIB insurance. This Safety Calculator
helps small businesses identify and add up all the additional
costs associated with an injury or accident in their workplace
costs that come out of their own pockets.
How do I use this Calculator?
There are 3 main components: the calculator, related videos,
and related resources. The Start section provides
an overview of how the costs are determined, why industry
leaders and other small business owners feel that accidents
should be prevented, and information on how these accidents
can be avoided.
Several accident scenarios were developed in various industries
to help identify common types of accidents and injuries. These
scenarios are intended to provide general information on the
various costs that could be incurred. In the Calculator section,
users can view these scenarios and modify the values to determine
what their last accident really cost, or estimate what an
accident could potentially cost. These scenarios can be saved
and printed for future reference.