The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) provides employees with health care benefits, and in some cases loss of earnings benefits, in the event that they suffer injuries while performing their job duties.
Visit the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board website to learn more.
In the event of an accident, as a manager you are responsible for completing the following forms as needed:
You can help ensure the safety and productivity of your employees by actively preventing injuries in the workplace. Working to prevent injuries helps the town reduce Workplace Safety and Insurance claims and makes your employees feel safe in the workplace. It contributes to job satisfaction because you are looking out for their best interests.
If you have any questions, please contact our Health, Safety and Wellness Consultant. Send an email to email@example.com.
Whenever you learn that one of your employees sustained an occupational injury or disease, you or your departments designate must do the following:
All employees working for the Town of Oakville are eligible to receive compensation for loss of earnings related to an approved Workplace Safety and Insurance Claim.
Income replacement benefits will vary depending on the employee group. Please contact the HR Disability Associate for more information.
Your employees are entitled to medical aid, hospital services and medication required at the time of injury, and afterward, to treat occupational injuries or diseases.
In some cases, your employees may be entitled to loss of earnings benefits and/or an award for a permanent impairment from an injury.
An injury is covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) if it happens because of, and during, the performance of your employee's job duties. In this case, "injury" means physical damage to an employee's body. This includes diseases or infections that result from the damage or harm incurred while on-the-job. Injury also includes occupational diseases.
Life's ordinary diseases are not covered under the WSIA, so you should refer employees to the sick benefits information when they seek advice about non-work related illnesses.
As a supervisor or manager, you are responsible for:
When an employee experiences a work-related injury or disease, it may have an impact on their ability to work. After you complete the initial forms associated with the initial injury or disease, keep the following things in mind to help meet employees' needs and manage their return to work.