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Feb 14, 2013

Each year, more than 6,200 young workers across Ontario are injured seriously enough to need time off work. That’s 17 young workers every...

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...

Jan 09, 2013

The Ministry of Labour has begun a 60-day consultation period on a proposal to amend the hazardous substance regulation (Regulation 833) under the Occupational Health and...

Dec 19, 2012

After extensive public consultation, the Prevention Office of the Ministry of Labour is releasing health and safety awareness products and training. This is part of the...

Nov 16, 2012

Imagine a tool so simple that, by answering eight questions about your occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and practices, it predicts your organization’s work injury...

Nov 13, 2012

WSN is pleased two have to new members on its Board of Directors to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization.

WSN welcomes:

Denis...

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...

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