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March 2017

WSIB funds research to help injured workers recover and return to work
TORONTO, March 14, 2017 – Two researchers have received grants from Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to conduct studies on how to improve return-to-work and recovery outcomes for injured and ill workers.

January 2017

WSIB Welcomes Initiative to Support Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
TORONTO, January 31, 2017 – Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) today welcomed changes to the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan (ODBP) Formulary that de-lists certain higher-strength, long-acting opioids to raise awareness and encourage appropriate prescribing in accordance with clinical practice guidelines.

WSIB Posts Searchable Drug Formularies
TORONTO, January 25, 2017 – The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has posted its drug formularies, with interactive search capability, on its website.

How Old Are Your Ears?
Find out how your hearing compares to the average person at
TORONTO, January 18, 2017 – Between 2006 and 2015, almost 30,000 people - close to the population of Orillia, ON – had an allowed Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) claim. This accounted for about 23% of all allowed occupational disease claims and the condition was completely preventable.


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