Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) makes decisions on occupational disease claims
O. Reg. 175/98 includes Schedules 3 and 4 which list the specific diseases for which there is a presumption of entitlement.
The WSIB also has policy guidelines for several specific diseases including asbestosis, noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, occupational aluminum exposure, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic effects, tuberculosis, Scleroderma, and post-exposure prophylaxis for occupational exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Occupational disease claims that are not covered by the schedules or the policies are adjudicated on the merits and justice of the case.
Occupational disease claims are complex and have special rules. Contact the Office of the Employer Adviser (OEA) for assistance if you have such a claim.