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Feb 13, 2018

Public access to safety records

A new online data portal makes workplace safety a matter of public record in...

Nov 03, 2015

Improve your health and safety program, and share in potential WSIB rebate...

Jul 17, 2013

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has announced that all premium rates will be maintained at current levels for all employers in 2014. The WSIB says this decision...

Jan 14, 2013

The Chair of the WSIB, Elizabeth Witmer, will speak in Sudbury this February as part of the Chamber of Commerce President’s Luncheon Series. Ms. Witmer will address the...

Nov 05, 2012

Authored by the Ontario Mining Association's Peter McBride

Elizabeth Witmer, Chairman of Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), shared her vision for a...

Oct 26, 2012

The WSIB has increased premium rates for all rate groups by 2.5% for 2013.

To view the 2013 premium rates, and information on how the premium rates are obtained, visit...

Oct 22, 2012

Ontario is moving toward amending the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) to promote the long-term stability of the workers' compensation system. Proposed changes to the...

Jan 26, 2012

Looking for a list of this year’s legislative changes? Crawford, Chondon and Partners LLP have compiled a list of the top legislative changes of 2011.

The blog post...