News Releases

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.

June 2017

By the Numbers: 2016 WSIB Statistical Report now available
Toronto, June 26, 2017 – Ontario’s workplaces continue to be among the safest in Canada – since 2009, Ontario has had the lowest lost-time workplace injury rate in the country. The average lost-time injury rate for Canada in 2015 was 1.5 per 100 workers, compared with Ontario’s, which over the last four years has been below 1.0 per 100 workers.

May 2017

Toronto, May 4, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) wants to hear from Ontarians about its plans for supporting people who suffer from work-related chronic mental stress.

Companies can win cash to reinvest in health and safety
Toronto, May 8, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is proud to introduce a new recognition program -- the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards.

Toronto, May 11, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has developed a new tool, the Health and Safety Index, to measure the overall health and safety of Ontario’s workplaces.