Chair's final report

The Final Report of the Chair of the Occupational Disease Advisory Panel was approved by the Board of Directors of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) on June 9, 2005 for implementation.

Purpose of the chair’s final report

The Chair’s final report provides a solid and clear platform for both fair and consistent occupational disease policy making and adjudication at the WSIB. The report contains recommendations for the use of scientific evidence and legal principles in:

  • Placing an occupational disease into a schedule in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • Developing policies for compensating occupational disease claims
  • Decision-making in occupational disease claims

WSIB protocol

The WSIB has prepared a protocol in response to the Chair’s final report. The protocol describes how the WSIB proposes to implement the principles and concepts developed in the Chair’s final report in its day-to-day business.

Chair’s final report and related documents

Download these documents:

To obtain a paper copy of the Chair’s final report, protocol, and related documents, please contact the WSIB at:



Medical and Occupational Disease Policy Branch
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
200 Front Street West, 18th floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3J1




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