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Has an MSD injury been reported at your workplace? Find out what to do next.


Reporting MSD Injuries 

Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation to people made injured or ill on the job and provides no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. When a workplace injury or illness happens, the WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and help getting back to work.

Employers must report a workplace injury or illness to the WSIB by submitting a Form 7 within three days of learning about the injury or illness. People claiming benefits under the Act need to complete a Form 6. More information on reporting a workplace injury and illness can be found in the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. 

How to report MSD injuries

The Ontario WSIB has provided a step-by-step guideline for reporting an injury or illness. These steps include:

  • Step 1: Getting medical attention

  • Step 2: Investigate and document     

  • Step 3: Report to the WSIB

  • Step 4: Stay part of the team

Learn how and when to report injury and wellness to the Ontario WSIB.    

Other reporting responsibilities

If you are an employer or constructor, and if there is a workplace incident including death, injury, occupational illness or a structural hazard, you may have to report it. You may need to notify the Ministry of Labour, your workplace joint health and safety committee  (JHSC) or health and safety representative, and the union (if there is one). Learn more about reporting workplace incidents or structural hazards.


Ontario‚Äôs Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness 


MSD prevention site factsheet

What's New?

Welcome to the new MSD Prevention Guideline site. We are working hard to develop it further. Look out for new content, including more "Hazards and Controls" . 


MSD prevention site factsheet

Introduction Factsheet

Download the factsheet introducing the new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario.


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Success Stories

Read success stories and case studies about preventing MSD. These stories may apply to your workplace and help you make the right decision. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of myths about preventing MSD at work. With good information and actions, MSD can be prevented


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DISCLAIMER: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.