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Operational policy manual

This manual is the source of operational policy for the WSIB. It contains such matters of policy and law as:

  • Worker coverage, filing claims
  • Benefits, work reintegration
  • Employer coverage, premiums, experience rating
  • Health care, occupational diseases

Operational Policy Manual User Guide

Revised policy: Policy revisions related to Schedule 2 security requirements
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12-01-05, Schedule 2 Security RequirementJuly 4, 2016Revised document
New and revised policies: Policy revisions related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in First Responders and Other Designated Workers
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15-03-13, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in First Responders and Other Designated WorkersApril 7, 2016New document
15-03-02, Traumatic Mental StressApril 7, 2016Revised document
New and revised policies: Policy revisions related to Periodic Payments for Survivors
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18-02-09, Determining Average Earnings - Periodic Payments for SurvivorsApril 1, 2016New document
18-02-02, Determining Short-term Average EarningsApril 1, 2016Revised document
Revised policies: Policy revisions related to Expanded Compulsory Coverage in Construction
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12-01-06, Expanded Compulsory Coverage in ConstructionApril 1, 2016Revised document
12-03-03, Who Can Obtain Optional Insurance?April 1, 2016Revised document
14-02-19, Clearance Certificate in ConstructionApril 1, 2016Revised document
18-02-05, Determining Average Earnings- Concurrent EmploymentApril 1, 2016Revised document
Revised policies: Housekeeping policy changes related to Expanded Compulsory Coverage in Construction
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12-03-02, Optional InsuranceApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-01-01, The Classification SchemeApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-01-02, Single ClassificationApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-01-03, Segregated PayrollsApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-01-04, Aggregated PayrollApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-02-02, RegistrationApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-02-04, Clearance CertificatesApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-02-05, ClosuresApril 1, 2016Revised document
14-02-08, Determining Insurable EarningsApril 1, 2016Revised document
18-02-02, Determining Short-Term Average EarningsApril 1, 2016Revised document
Updated policy: Updated to align with regulatory changes to presumptive coverage
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23-02-01, Cancers in Firefighters and Fire InvestigatorsJanuary 4, 2016Updated document
Revised policies: 2016 Benefit Rates
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18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998January 4, 2016Revised document
18-01-03, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents before 1998January 4, 2016Revised document
18-01-05, Table of RatesJanuary 4, 2016Revised document
Revised policies: Revised to align with regulatory changes to presumptive coverage
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15-03-12, Heart Injuries in Firefighters and Fire InvestigatorsApril 27, 2015Revised document
23-02-01, Cancers in Firefighters and Fire InvestigatorsApril 27, 2015Revised document
Revised policies: 2015 Benefit Rates
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18-01-02, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents from 1998January 2, 2015Revised document
18-01-03, Benefit Dollar Amounts - Accidents before 1998January 2, 2015Revised document
18-01-05, Table of RatesJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
Updated policy: Updated to align with regulatory changes to presumptive coverage
DocumentPublishedComments
23-02-01, Cancers in Firefighters and Fire InvestigatorsJanuary 2, 2015Updated document
Revised policies: Annual housekeeping
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12-04-02, Volunteer ForcesJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
15-01-06, Third Party Motor Vehicle Accident Claim CostsJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
19-02-02, Responsibilities of the Workplace Parties in Work ReintegrationJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
Revised policies: Housekeeping policy revisions related to Benefits Policy Review
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11-02-02, Lost Time ClaimsJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
15-06-07, Leaving the Province/CountryJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
17-02-02, Health Care Practitioner's ReportsJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-03-04, LOE Benefits for Workers 55 Years of Age or OlderJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-03-06, Final LOE Benefit ReviewJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-04-09, Electing the OAS EquivalentJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-04-11, Supplement for Programs and LMR Plans Before and After 24 MonthsJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-04-12, Supplement Following Significant DeteriorationJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-04-14, Reviewing FEL Benefits (Prior to Final Review)January 2, 2015Revised document
18-04-20, Final FEL Benefit ReviewJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-05-04, Calculating NEL BenefitsJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
18-07-01, Determining the Degree of DisabilityJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
19-02-04, Functional Abilities Form for Work ReintegrationJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
19-05-03, Compliance with Re-employment obligation - Construction IndustryJanuary 2, 2015Revised document
21-02-03, Disclosure of Claim File Information to Employers (No Issue in Dispute)January 2, 2015Revised document
Updated policies: Updated to reflect changes to the Interjurisdictional Agreement regarding Alternative Assessment Procedure
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14-02-09, Insurable Earnings - Drivers in the Transportation IndustryJanuary 2, 2015Updated document
14-02-12, Insurable Earnings - Interjurisdictional AgreementJanuary 2, 2015Updated document
14-02-13, Alternative Assessment Procedure for Interjurisdictional Trucking & Transport IndustryJanuary 2, 2015Updated document
15-01-11, Interjurisdictional AgreementJanuary 2, 2015Updated document
New, revised, and deleted policies: Policy revisions resulting from Benefits Policy Review
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15-02-03, Pre-existing ConditionsNovember 3, 2014New policy
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11-01-05, Determining Permanent ImpairmentNovember 3, 2014New policy
18-05-03, Determining the Degree of Permanent ImpairmentNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
18-05-05, Effect of Pre-existing ImpairmentNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy
18-05-09, NEL RedeterminationsNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
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15-02-05, RecurrencesNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
15-03-01, RecurrencesNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy
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11-01-15, Aggravation BasisNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy
15-02-04, Aggravation BasisNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
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15-06-01, Entitlement Following Work Disruptions: GeneralNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy
15-06-02, Entitlement Following Temporary Work DisruptionsNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
15-06-03, Entitlement Following Permanent Work DisruptionsNovember 3, 2014Revised policy
15-06-04, Entitlement Following Work Disruptions: Seasonal LayoffsNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy
15-06-05, Entitlement Following Work Disruptions: Strikes and LockoutsNovember 3, 2014Deleted policy

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Past policies

For copies of past policies, please email km@wsib.on.ca or phone 416-344-4355 or 1-800-387-0750 Ext. 416-344-4355.

Questions

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Resources

Policy overview

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA)

WSIA Regulations