Over the past 10 years, the number of employers and workers covered by the WSIB has increased. We now cover approximately 65 per cent of Ontario’s Schedule 1 workforce.
Comparing 2016 with 2015, there was an increase in the number of employers, WSIB covered employment, and registered claims, while the percentage of workforce covered stayed the same. Although registered claims increased in 2016, they remain at one of their lowest points over the past decade.
Illness and noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims both decreased in 2016, however, a nearly 2 per cent increase in injury claims resulted in an overall increase in registered claims.