Newly Appointed CEO of the AASP proud of member safety performance during turbulent times

The Alberta Workers Compensation Board (WCB) recently announced that approximately 11,400 employers in Alberta will receive a Partnerships in Injury Reduction (PIR) refund this year. They will be sharing in just over $71 million in rebates for their 2020 performance.

“2020 has not been easy for any of us in the midst of this pandemic”, says newly appointed AASP CEO Ray Gaetz. “But I cannot be prouder of our Province [Alberta] and especially our AASP members for remaining committed to health and safety during hard times and not compromising their workers.”

The numbers show that there was actually an increase in participation in the 2020 PIR program with 700 more employers qualifying for rebates.

“Though the pandemic has had a devastating impact on many of our members’ businesses across Alberta, it has also highlighted the extent to which protecting workers health and safety is key to ensuring sustainability and a functioning society,” says Ray Gaetz. “In 2020, 80% of our AASP members earned a Certificate of Recognition (COR), representing close to 20% of all CORs holders in the Province, and $13 Million in PIR Refunds.”

The AASP is the largest non-funded non-industry specific Certifying Partner in not only Alberta, but arguably the whole of Canada.  According to Ray Gaetz, they owe their success to a dedicated AASP team committed to customer service and their success. “This is why organizations are attracted to us and join our association. They see our commitment in all levels and aspects of our association, from the service we provide to the quality and efficiency of the products we deliver,” says Ray Gaetz. “Simply put our members success is our success; and the more successful our members are the healthier and safer their workers are. It’s a win-win for everyone involved. How can we not be a dedicated team if our objective is to help ensure people are healthy and safe at the end of each workday?”