WSIB Law Blog

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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.

“Amid the typical criteria of job seekers such as location, compensation and opportunity, an often overlooked aspect of the job search is workplace safety, as the injury rate for new workers — regardless of age — is three to four times higher in the first month on a job than the normal rate.” Article: Students, […]

“Many picket captains have brought shovels and salt to ensure walkways are safe; others have used pylons to demarcate the safest walking path.  If injured, striking members are not covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and this winter’s picket lines have seen their share of slips, trips and falls.” Article: Health and […]

” “I was sent to do a job I should not have been sent to do,” said Thurston. “We didn’t get the right to refuse work in those days. You have that right and you should exercise it. No one should put their life at risk, nobody should put their body at risk.” “ Article: […]

“There were a number of steps involved in his WSIB application. In addition to consultation with doctors and a trek to a pain management centre in Toronto, he consulted with a professional nurse practitioner to complete a prescription. His application was denied. The amount of THC allowed under the WSIB is considerably less than what […]

“Sophie Kennedy (not her real name) is tired of heading to work fearing for her life.  ‘It’s terrible, I’m telling you, it’s terrible,’ the Southlake Regional Health Centre nurse said. ‘It’s scary to go into work sometimes; you don’t know what’s going to happen. You go just praying to God you will be safe enough […]

“Participants from across Canada came together to discuss the most urgent health and safety concern facing education workers today—growing violence and harassment in schools. Drawing some 200 attendees from 48 different organizations, a symposium hosted by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) focused especially on the urgent need for solutions.” Article: Workplace violence solutions […]

“More employees with the City of Greater Sudbury are having to take time off due to workplace injuries. Stats from the fourth quarter of 2019, show that time lost due to injuries was at a rate of 5.27 municipal employees per every 100. The city has a total of 3,586 employees (full-time, part-time and temporary) […]

“Ontario workplace inspectors are launching a safety blitz focusing on construction sites. The ‘blitz’ was announced by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development for the province, on Feb. 3.” Article: Ontario begins safety blitz inspections, focusing on construction sites Author: Megan Hoegler Date: February 6, 2020

“Pickets against Pellets held a memorial service Saturday on Monaghan Road to remember 44 men and women who worked in the Nuclear Department of GE-Hitachi, Building 21, between 1977 and 2004 and died of cancer.” Article: Remember their names, say organizers of Peterborough memorial Author: Peterborough Examiner Date: February 1, 2020

“Emergency services in Thunder Bay are putting more money aside for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) claims, particularly related to mental wellness. The WSIB allocations for the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North EMS combine for a $1-million increase in the proposed 2020 city budget.” Article: ‘We see terrible […]