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.

“We often think about radon being just a situation for the home. But most adults spend about a quarter of their life wherever they work so its a substantial amount of time. If they are being exposed at work and at home, that can be a particular problem for them. So we’re really trying to […]

“Specifically, the clinic seeks to help women working on farms, in factories and kitchens, or as cleaners, caregivers or nannies, among other low-wage professions that are often seasonal or come via work permits or temp agencies. Typically, these workplaces offer little in the way of human resources or other safe avenues to voice complaints, said […]

“Implementing Section 83(4) is the only right thing to do. And Premier Ford has the power to act now. But it’s only the first step in better protecting temp agency workers: the government can make this kind of work truly temporary by ensuring that companies directly hire temporary agency workers after three months of employment; […]

“Dozens of community and labour leaders ocupied Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constituency office in Etobicoke Wednesday to demand immediate action on preventing workplace deaths in the province. The protest follows the death of Enrico Miranda, 57, who was killed on Sept. 25 while on the job for Fiera Foods. Miranda was the fifth temporary agency […]

“The belated acceptance of 31 compensation claims by former Kitchener rubber workers is a small victory in a struggle that must go on. The men and women who launched these claims had toiled away, exposed daily to what are now known cancer-causing materials at companies like B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal, Epton Industries and Dominion Tire when […]

“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.” News Release: WSIB concludes review of past claims of rubber workers Author:  WSIB Date: October 7, 2019

“‘I don’t know how you do that without taking a look at … how the board, in practice, decides occupational disease claims,’ said Bob DeMatteo, a retired occupational health researcher who has spent years advocating for sick General Electric workers in Peterborough along with his wife, Dale.” Article: Provincial workplace cancer review won’t include individual […]

“Workers’ advocates are calling on the Ontario government to enforce existing protections for temporary workers after a 57-year-old grandfather was crushed to death at a North York, Ont. bakery. “ Article: Enrico Miranda ‘Might Be Alive’ If Ontario Enforced Existing Law: Advocates Author: Emma Paling Date: October 10, 2019

“Recent strong numbers on construction health and safety in Ontario and across Canada mask continuing problems that require immediate rectification, including implementation of significant worker-centric reforms.” Article: Building Trades calls for national health, safety strategy Author: Don Wall Date: October 8, 2019

“Jim Brophy said while the decision to reverse 31 of approximately 300 previously denied claims following the WSIB review is a “good first step,” a royal commission is needed to address occupational health risks and the compensation system across Canada.” Article: Occupational disease expert calls for royal commission on worker safety Author:  James Jackson Date: […]