Introduction to Workplace Safety and Insurance

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This webinar explains what Workplace Safety & Insurance (WSI) is and who is covered.  It provides critical tools and information to enable you to meet your obligations, complete the required paperwork accurately and avoid expensive fines.

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Completing The Form 7

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This webinar walks you through an employer’s obligation to complete their ‘report of accident’ – the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) Form 7.  You will learn what information the WSIB is looking for and best practices for answering the Form questions.

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Claims Management Tips

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This webinar provides you with helpful practices to better manage your Workplace Safety & Insurance (WSI) needs – starting from your hiring practices to dealing with an injured worker and their subsequent return to work.

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A Practical Guide to Work Reintergration

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This webinar explains the relationship between an employer’s return to work and re-employment obligations and outlines the importance of communication in achieving a successful work reintegration outcome.

SIEF and Cost Reduction Tools

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This webinar explains the tools available to employers to reduce their accident costs and, in some cases, transfer them entirely to a third party.

WSIB Appeals

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This webinar outlines the appeal process, the different levels of appeal, and how to prepare for either your own, or your worker’s, appeal.

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Section 50 Unlawful Reprisals

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This webinar explains the process and timelines for responding to a Section 50, unlawful reprisal charge, and the OEA services available to help employers facing such a charge.

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WSIB Mental Stress Update

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This webinar outlines the legislative modifications that have changed the definition and handling of mental stress claims, and how mental stress entitlement, both traumatic and chronic, is determined by the WSIB.

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Unlawful Reprisal

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Director’s Update – January 2018

Michael Zacks, Director & General Counsel

New employer penalties are now in effect

New employer late reporting penalties under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) came into effect on January 1st. Employers who take more than 30 days to report an accident to the WSIB will be fined $1,000. Additional administrative penalties of $250 will continue to be separately applied for incomplete reporting, failing to use an appropriate reporting form, and failing to give the worker a copy of the completed Form 7.

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In the News

The WSIB’s new/revised benefits policies came into effect on November 1, 2014. The WSIB has provided an “Explanatory Note” on the overall policy review process, and response to stakeholder feedback.

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Glossary of Terms (Unlawful Reprisal)

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This list includes some of the abbreviations you might hear mentioned in occupational health and safety matters, and may see written in Ontario Labour Relations Board case files.

 

Term Description
ADRA Alternate Dispute Resolution
Bill 160 Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011
CA Collective Agreement
CLC Canada Labour Code
DivCt Ontario Divisional Court
DSR Designated Substance Regulation
Form A53 Application Under Section 50 of the OHSA
Form A54 Response to Application Under Section 50 of the OHSA
Form C26 Notice of Application
IRS Internal Responsibility System
JHSC Joint Health and Safety Committee
JR Judicial Review
LRA Ontario Labour Relations Act
LRO Labour Relations Officer
LRS Labour Relations Specialist
MOL Ministry of Labour
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
OEA Office of the Employer Adviser
OEL Occupational Exposure Limit
OHSA Occupational Health and Safety Act
OLRB Ontario Labour Relations Board
OWA Office of the Worker Adviser
OWTL Ontario Workplace Tribunal Library
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
SPPA Statutory Powers Procedure Act
TWHSLC Toronto Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic
VC Vice-Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
WSIB Workplace Safety and Insurance Board