A quick guide to compliance Guide for Contractors.
Mandatory coverage in the construction industry.
Most businesses in Ontario that employ workers are covered by the WSIB. Under new legislation, independent operators, sole proprietors, some partners in a partnership and some executive officers who work in construction will also be required to have WSIB coverage starting in 2013.
For more comprehensive requirements and frequently asked questions, visit WSIB.
Helping Ontario Employers Manage WSIB Issues
The Office of the Employer Adviser would like to advise you of their representative in your area who can assist employers who have issues or concerns with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) matters. Pauline Trush is based in Thunder Bay and she can provide service to employers in all of Northwestern Ontario.
Pauline is part of a team of Employer Specialists located throughout Ontario. Pauline can provide employers with practical advice on claims and revenue matters and represent employers at WSIB and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) hearings and mediations. She can also assist with return to work issues.
The services of the Office of the Employer Adviser are completely confidential and employers will never be charged a fee, since we are funded through premiums paid by Ontario employers. This service is therefore a pre-paid service that is available to employers with fewer than 100 workers, free of charge.
For further information, issues or concerns with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), please contact:
Pauline Trush, Employer Specialist
Office of the Employer Adviser
Phone: (807) 577-0222
Fax: (249) 266-0701
Toll free: 1-800-387-0774