WSIB Statement on Injured Workers' Day

TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, on this 33rd Annual Injured Workers' Day, we at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) express our support for injured and ill workers.

The WSIB is committed to listening to the issues and concerns of injured workers.

Today's WSIB exists to serve workers, to make their lives better and easier when they face the challenges of a workplace injury and illness. We are focused on helping injured workers recover and get back to productive and safe employment. We are:

  • Investing heavily in programs and services so injured workers have faster access to health care.
  • Supporting injured workers in their return to work with some 300 Return-to-Work (RTW) Specialists that work directly with workers and employers and go directly to employers' premises and negotiate workplace reintegration plans.
  • Striving to become more effective at delivering services and benefits to workers.
  • Working to find new and innovative ways to serve workers better.

Ontario is one of the safest places to work in Canada, and Ontario's injury rate is lower than that of any other province. Injuries resulting in lost time from work have dropped by almost 20 per cent in the past five years.

Our work however is not done. We have a long way to go in achieving an Ontario where all workers come home from a day at work safely and without injury.

We also know that our service can be improved. We will work with all workers and the labour community to continue improving our services for injured workers.

SOURCE Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

For further information: Christine Arnott, WSIB Public Affairs, 416-344-4202, Christine_arnott@wsib.on.ca

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