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WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

Participating in the FSANS allows you to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Reduced training costs (15-25%): St. John Ambulance first aid, Transport Canada requirements through NSCC School of Fisheries, Survival Systems Training, all offerings from Safety Services NS

  • Discounts on H&S related equipment, clothing and services

  • Industry-specific safety training

  • Industry-specific occupational health and safety manual and prevention programs

  • Access to the services of a dedicated occupational health and safety consultant

  • A direct voice in the operation and priorities of FSANS and its Board of Directors

  • Industry-specific safety website: www.fisheriessafety.ca

  • Shared best practices between clients in the industry and sectors

  • Advocacy for safety in the fisheries industry and influence in the policies, priorities and programs of the DOL and WCB

  • Potential for reduced WCB premiums and insurance costs long term a 5% reduction in the industry rate will more than recover the FSANS levy annually

PICTURE THE BENEFITS
A conservative illustration of cost benefits for a small, medium and large firm in a typical year when taking advantage of FSANS discounts

SAVINGS: (savings amount) Small Firm Medium Firm Large Firm
Marine basic first aid ($38) 1 @ $38 1 @ $38 2 @ $38 = $76
Standard first aid ($45)   $45 $45
Marine emerg. duties-A1 ($80) 1 @ $80 1 @ $80 2 @ $80 =$160
ROC-MC ($75)     $75
Safety boots (15%) (1@$80/yr) $12 (3@$80/yr) $36 (5@$80/yr) $60
Gloves, other safety gear (15%) (@$100/yr) $15 (@ $200/yr) $30 (@$400/yr) $60
TOTAL SAVINGS $145 $229 $476
FSANS LEVY AMOUNT $50 $100 $200
NET SAVINGS $95 $129 $276

 

PICTURE THE SAVINGS
Investing in safety can make a big difference in your insurance premiums. Look at the following examples of how much a single injury can cost the industry though higher industry

INJURY EVENT EFFECT ON THE INDUSTRY EFFECT ON YOUR FIRM

A harvester is lost at sea

Will cost the industry about $500,000 in premiums over the next five years

Could greatly affect your Experience Rating (each firmís calculation will be different)

 

FOCUS ON PREVENTION

and

EARLY & SAFE RETURN TO WORK PROGRAMS

Harvester suffers a repetitive strain, soft tissue injury; Total $25,000 in benefits paid

Will cost the industry about $125,000 in premiums over the next five years

Harvesterís hand caught in hauler, severed fingers; Total $50,000 in benefits paid

Will cost the industry about $250,000 in premiums over the next five years

Processing plant worker struck by forklift, compound fractures; Total $25,000 in benefits paid

Will cost the industry about $140,000 in premiums over the next five years

Several slips, trips and falls in a plant over the period of a year; Total $50,000 in benefits paid

Will cost the industry an extra $260,000 in premiums over the next five years

 

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