Category Archives: Health & Safety

Innocent absenteeism & what Christian charities can do to manage it

Absenteeism Employee absenteeism can be particularly challenging and time consuming for Christian charity leaders to manage.  Of course this isn’t an issue limited to the charitable sector.  The Conference Board of Canada reported that the average absence rate among Canadian employers in 2015 was 8.9 days per full time employee, and that absenteeism cost… More

Churches are workplaces too

A surprise visit This summer, CCCC received a visit from a Ministry of Labour occupational health and safety inspector.  Of course this wasn’t a scheduled visit.  That’s the whole point.  They want to see what things are really like when you haven’t had a chance to prepare for an inspection. I… More

Ontario Charities Must Provide Health and Safety Training Before July Deadline

Ontario employers, including charities, must ensure that all workers and supervisors complete basic health and safety awareness training by July 1, 2014. The training must meet certain minimum requirements spelled out in Ontario Regulation 297/13 (see ss. 1(3) and 2(3)). If previous training provided to workers and supervisors meets these… More