Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
WSIB’s online services
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) provides industry-specific health and safety products, training that can be found here
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is always working to find faster, easier and more efficient ways for employers to do business with us. As part of this work, the WSIB has been adding to their suite of online services, introducing online statements and payments this year. More about online services here
WSIB Premium Rate Reduction of 13.2% Announced
September 14, 2016: Today, at the WSIB Annual General Meeting, WSIB announced that beginning in 2017 the average premium rate will decline by 5%; the first rate reduction in more than 15 years. The WSIB also announced that another 5-10% total reduction to the average premium rate may be considered between 2018-2019. This will depend on the health of the economy and other financial results. For rate groups that impact GTHA members:
Rate Group 921: Hotels, Motels and Camping will see a premium rate reduction of 13.2% from $3.10 in 2016 to $2.69 in 2017.
Rate Group 919: Restaurants and Catering will see a premium rate reduction of 8.1% from $1.72 in 2016 to $1.58 in 2017.
The GTHA has been involved in the WSIB file for a significant amount of time. The GTHA President & CEO Terry Mundell is Chair of the General Business Advisory Committee of the WSIB that meet on a regular basis with WSIB Chair Elizabeth Witmer and President & CEO Thomas Teahen to provide input on issues that benefit both injured workers and employers.
Read more about the announcement here.
Rate Framework Modernization Update
The WSIB has updated the Rate Framework Modernization website
to provide a new message from the Chair and President & CEO announcing the approval of the Rate Framework by the WSIB’s Board of Directors, available here
The WSIB is committed to ensuring the Rate Framework is implemented in a manner that fosters stability. Starting in 2017, the WSIB will undertake further education and outreach efforts, including further discussion on the promotion of occupational health and safety, to ensure a broader understanding of the new approach.