News Releases

November 2019

Toronto, November 22, 2019 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today its new Health and Safety Excellence program. The program, which is now open for registration, provides a clear roadmap to help Ontario businesses improve workplace health and safety. 

October 2019

Toronto, October 7, 2019 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today its dedicated review team has concluded the review of about 300 claims related to rubber workers in the Kitchener Waterloo area that had previously not been allowed.

September 2019

Announces new initiatives to improve health and safety in Ontario workplaces names winners of the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards.

April 2019

TORONTO, April 26, 2019 – In advance of the National Day of Mourning on Sunday, April 28, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) hosted a public ceremony this morning to remember and honour those people who have died, been injured or suffered illness in the workplace. Threads of Life families who have lost loved ones along with other WSIB stakeholders attended the event.

December 2018

Toronto, December 10, 2018 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that a Dedicated Review Team will re-examine more than 300 claims filed by rubber workers in the Kitchener Waterloo area since 2002 that had not previously been allowed.

September 2018

Pays off $14.2 billion unfunded liability almost 10 years ahead of schedule
Reduces average premium rate by 29.8 per cent in 2019
Toronto, September 26, 2018 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has eliminated its unfunded liability (UFL) almost 10 years ahead of its legislated schedule, achieving a historic financial milestone.

August 2018

New evidence and updated scientific research leads to 71 claims being accepted
Peterborough, August 3, 2018 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's (WSIB) review of past claims related to GE Peterborough has come to a conclusion with 71 claims being accepted. The previous decision has been upheld in a further 105 claims with 4 others being abandoned.

April 2018

WSIB Statement in response to announcement of provincial review of work-related cancers
Toronto, April 13, 2018 - We help people every day who have seen their lives changed as the result of a workplace injury or illness. We welcome the announcement of Dr. Paul Demers leading a review of work-related cancers and look forward to working with him.

November 2017

"It's Your Job" student video contest brings health and safety to the classroom
Toronto, November 29, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is launching the fourth annual "It's Your Job" student video contest in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

September 2017

Toronto, September 18, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that a Dedicated Review Team will re-examine more than 250 claims filed since 2004 that had not previously been allowed.