Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia

Enhancing safety, making the industry more attractive for new employees and keeping the existing employees safe and healthy.

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 $1,500,000 in premiums over the next five years

Could greatly affect your Experience Rating (each firm’s 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

Harvester’s 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