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Below is our ongoing collection of citations tracking the latest news releases, media stories and blog posts on the topic of Ontario WSIB claims.

“Ontario is investing $11.6 million to hire 98 frontline health and safety inspectors who will ensure workplaces across the province are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” Article: Ontario hiring largest number of labour inspectors in its history Author: Jim Wilson Date: September 28, 2020

“The Toronto Board of Health has called on the city’s medical officer to publicly release data on workplace outbreaks to protect “vulnerable populations” disproportionately affected by COVID-19.” Article: Which workplaces are hard hit by COVID? Toronto residents aren’t being told. The board of health wants to change that Author: Sara Mojtehedzadeh Date: September 21, 2020

“Health care workers in Canada made up about 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections as of late July, a figure that was higher than the global average. In a report released earlier this month, the Canadian Institute for Health Information said 19.4 per cent of those who tested positive for the virus as of July 23 […]

“It’s long past time that our labour laws recognized the current realities of what work is actually like for people on the lower rungs of the economy and the lengths that some businesses will go to undercut worker compensation and protections.” Article: This Labour Day, resolve to make life better for underpaid, undervalued ‘heroes’ Author: […]

“A Sudbury union representative helping with workers’ compensation claims for a now-closed manufacturer says she has been overwhelmed with more than 250 messages in one week.  … Steelworkers Local 2020’s Jessica Montgomery is helping former workers file WSIB claims for their illnesses. Since the story went public, she says she’s been flooded with calls and […]

“One in five (20 per cent) of COVID-19 infections among working-age adults in Ontario can be attributed to workplace transmission, according to the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).” Article: Workplace linked to 1 in 5 COVID-19 infections in Ontario Author: Jim Wilson Date: September 3, 2020

“The United Steelworkers Local 2020 in Sudbury is searching for former employees of Neelon Casting, to assist in workplace compensation claims if they are sick. The manufacturer of brakes and motor parts operated on Foundry Road between 1976 and 2007. It was also called Affinia and Dana Brake Parts during its operation. Jessica Montgomery, the disability […]

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) reports that it has seen more than 700 COVID-19 claims across several farms in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions.” Article:  Over 700 pandemic-related workplace safety claims made at Ontario farms Author: Lyle Adriano Date: Aug 17, 2020

“Ontario’s Workplace Safety Insurance Board has started approving claims for former miners who were exposed to McIntyre Powder on the job and later developed Parkinson’s disease. In May, the WSIB released a study that concluded miners who were forced to inhale an aluminum powder before going to work are at a higher risk of Parkinson’s […]

“‘Recognition of work-related cancers is the first necessary step to preventing them in the future,’ says USW Ontario Director Marty Warren. The report by the OCRC’s Demers, released recently by the Ministry of Labour, points out that Ontario lags far behind major European countries in the recognition of occupational cancers claims.” Article: WSIB and Government […]