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Deadline near for more Windsor-area metal cutting firms to join rebate-producing Safety Group

Windsor, ON -- The Windsor Chapter of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), with support from the Ca...


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December 19, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Windsor, ON — The Windsor Chapter of the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), with support from the Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM), is continuing to participate in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Ontario’s Safety Groups Program in 2004. It is the only safety group in the province that is dedicated to the metal cutting trades.

In 2003, 46 Windsor-area employers agreed to participate in the program. Based on feedback from the participating employers and the significant reduction of lost time injuries that the group has collectively experienced in the first six months of 2003, the CTMA-sponsored Safety Group is moving towards the objective and theme of of "No one gets hurt".

The WSIB recently distributed $16,624,930.14 in rebates to employers for their participation in the Safety Groups Program in 2002. The employers collectively received their earned share of the rebate by belonging to one of the 15 groups actively participating in the WSIB Safety Groups program.

Any metal cutting firm in the Essex and Kent county area is eligible to join the CTMA-sponsored Safety Group. This includes tool and die manufacturers, mould manufacturers, machine shops, metal fabrication operations, metal stamping operations, and most other employers who cut or shape metal.

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Enrolment for 2004 is limited to 60 employers and companies must be registered before the end of January 2004. More information is available from Julie or Susan at the CTMA office at 1-888-437-3661, or Ron at the CAMM office at 519-255-7863.