The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB); French: Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail) is Ontario’s workplace compensation board (each province and territory in Canada has its own). As an agency of the Ontario government, the WSIB operates “at arm’s length” from the Ministry of Labour and is solely funded by employer premiums, administration fees, and investment revenue. The WSIB is one of the largest compensation boards in North America and is primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA).
Over 100 years old, the WSIB covers over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario and works to promote health and safety in the workplace with a goal of one day having zero work-related injuries or illnesses.
The WSIB’s Board of Directors is composed of the Chair, the President and CEO, and seven to nine members, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Board governs the WSIB on:
- Workplace safety/reducing injury, disease and fatalities
- Administering the insurance plan
- Providing compensation and other benefits to injured workers and their survivors
- Facilitating workers’ recovery, return to work and re-entry into the labour market
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