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The Workplace


Safety Insurance Act
is a legislation that WORK
If a worker has
ensures the
worked continuously for the
compensation of employer for one year, and the
workers with employer normally employs 20 or
workplace related more workers, the employer must
reemploy the injured worker.
injuries or This obligation lasts for:
occupational injures. Two years after the date of the injury

Employers are One year after the worker is able to do
the essential duties of his or her pre-
protected by civil accident job or
lawsuits in The date the worker reaches age 65
return. The act is If the worker is medically able to
perform the essential duties of the job,
enforced and
they must return to their pre-injury
administered by the position.
it is the employer's duty to modify the
Safety Insurance
work or workplace to accommodate
Board. the needs of their workers to the extent
of undue hardship. .
The Act created an insurance plan
+ WSIA ENFORCES to ensured compensation to
employees who are injured or
SAFETY IN disabled due to workplace
accidents and employees with an
WORKPLACES occupational disease.

WITH HEALTH AND The Act also enables compensation

to the worker when:

SAFETY + A worker loses earnings or

becomes disabled due to a

PROVISIONS workplace injury

+ A fatality occurs, in which case the
workers survivors may be entitled
to death benefits

When an employee injury occurs

All employers must: in the course of employment, the
Act ensures that the employee:
+ have first aid stations easily accessible
and supervised byworkers who have valid + Receives health care at no cost
first aid
+ Support in returning to work in his or her pre-
IN CASE OF INJURY: certificates injury position, or other suitable work

+ the incident must be reported to the + post all required first aidinformation + Assistance finding alternative employment if
WSIB within three days of the employer where it can be seen clearly including the the injury prevents them from continuing with
In Case of Injury at Work poster their current employer
learning of the incident.(s. 21(1))
Workers do not make any contributions or
+ the employer must provide and pay for + any accidents or first aid treatment given payments to the insurance plan or benefits they
the transportation to seek medical my be recorded in detail by employers may receive from the plan. (s. 95)
attention. (s. 38)
Certification for Joint Health and Safety Employees who are covered by WSIB insurance
may not take legal action in the civil courts against
+ the employer must keep a record of all Committee (JHSC) members employers for any workplace accidents, injuries or
circumstances of the accident as designated occupational disease
described by the injured worker: (The Occupational Health and Safety Act
the date and time of the occurrence, the (OHSA) may require a workplace to have a
names of witnesses, the location of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC).
injuries to the worker and the date and In workplaces where 20 or more workers
time of each first aid treatment given. are employed, the JHSCs must have * Individuals and employers can be fined or
(Reg. 1101, s. 5.) certified members.. imprisoned for infringing the WSIA (ss. 149-158)