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.
The Ontario WSIB has provided step-by-step guidelines for reporting an injury or illness. These steps include:
Step 1: Get medical help
Step 2: Document
Step 3: Report to the WSIB
Step 4: Work together
If you are an employer, 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, Training & Skills Development (MLTSD), 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’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness
Keeping your team safe and healthy at work is good for business. WSIB's Health and Safety Excellence program provides a clear roadmap to improve safety in your workplace, whether you're just getting started or want to improve systems and processes you already have in place.
No matter how large or small your business is, the Health and Safety Excellence program can help. Connect with a WSIB-approved provider who can help you address your business’s unique health and safety challenges – and you can earn rebates for the work you do to improve your workplace health and safety.
Check out the Health and Safety Excellence Program website for more information on the program and the benefits.