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November 2017

Contest Invites Students to Put the Spotlight on Workplace Health and Safety
“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

$760 million to remain in the Ontario economy following latest WSIB rate cut
Small businesses also rewarded for health & safety efforts
TORONTO, September 20, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is lowering premium rates. The three per cent reduction to the average rate for 2018 was announced at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for stakeholders.

WSIB to review more than 250 GE Peterborough claims
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

Ontario leads Canada with low lost-time injury rate
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

WSIB Has New Way to Measure Workplace Health and Safety
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.

WSIB Launches New Health and Safety Leadership Awards for Small Businesses
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.

WSIB seeks Ontarians’ input on chronic mental stress policy
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.


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