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

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Reporting MSD injuries to WSIB

Employers have an obligation to report workplace injuries that results in absence from regular work. The Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensations and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. The WSIB provides resources and support that workers need to help them recover and safely return to work.

There are some obligations that employers and workers have concerning workplace injury and illness reporting under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

To learn how and when to report injury and illness to the WSIB, please click here.

If you are a worker and you a subsequently lost time from work due to an injury or illness, you must report your injury or illness to the WSIB (form 6).

As required by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, employers must report a workplace injury or illness (form 7) to the WSIB within 3 days after learning of worker’s injury or illness.

How to report MSD Injuries?

WSIB has provided a step-by-step guideline for both workers and employers to report 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

For more information on how to report an injury and illness, click here.


Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness 

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MSD prevention site factsheet

What's New?

Welcome to the BETA site for the new MSD Prevention Guideline. We are working hard to develop it further. Look out for videos of MSD Hazards, sections on MSD Controls and for case studies.


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.