Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) works for you.

The WSIB is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. We are committed to delivering what matters to the workers and employers of Ontario: fast, accessible service and fair benefits at a fair price.

Whether you’re a worker, a large employer or small business owner, we’re here to help:

  • For employers, we provide no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information;
  • For workers, we provide loss of earnings benefits and health care coverage;
  • Both workers and employers benefit from the WSIB’s help and support when it’s time to go back to work after an injury.

Institute for Work & Health

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. The Institute has been described as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world.

At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful, relevant research. We conduct and share research with policy-makers, workers and workplaces, clinicians and health & safety professionals.

Our research is driven by two broad goals. The first is to protect healthy workers by studying the prevention of work-related injury and illness. This type of research includes studies of workplace programs, prevention policies and the health of workers at a population level. The second is to improve the health and recovery of injured workers. This includes research on treatment, return to work, disability prevention and management, and compensation policies.

The Institute has formal affiliations with four universities: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University and York University. Our association with universities and our access to workplaces and data sources from WSIB and Statistics Canada have made IWH a respected research and training centre.