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Reporting MSD Injuries

Learn more about the requirements for both employers and employees to report injury and illness here.

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  1. How to Report Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Injuries
  2. Other Reporting Responsibilities
  3. References


Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation to people made injured or ill on the job and provides no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. When a workplace injury or illness happens, the WSIB provides wage-loss benefits, medical coverage and help getting back to work.

Employers must report a workplace injury or illness to the WSIB by submitting a Form 7 within three days of learning about the injury or illness. People claiming benefits under the Act need to complete a Form 6. More information on reporting a workplace injury and illness can be found in the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. 

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How to report musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) injuries

The Ontario WSIB has provided step-by-step guidelines for reporting an injury or illness. These steps include:

  • Step 1: Get medical help
  • Step 2: Document     
  • Step 3: Report to the WSIB
  • Step 4: Work together

Learn how and when to report injuries to the WSIB.    

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Other reporting responsibilities

If you are an employer, and if there is a workplace incident including death, injury, occupational illness or a structural hazard, you may have to report it. You may need to notify the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), your workplace joint health and safety committee (JHSC) or health and safety representative, and the union (if there is one). Learn more about reporting workplace incidents or structural hazards.

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Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - How to report an injury or illness 

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