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Surprise blitz by WSIB intended to raise awareness of agency

Oshawa, ON -- June 14, 2002 -- A team of experts from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) dropped in on...


Health & Safety

June 14, 2002
By MRO Magazine

Oshawa, ON — June 14, 2002 — A team of experts from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) dropped in on Oshawa businesses this week. The visit was part of an ongoing series of “Main Street blitzes” that have WSIB staff visiting the business and industrial areas of a selected community in order to exchange ideas and information.

The goal is to raise awareness about the WSIB, its products and services for Ontario businesses and their employees. “The WSIB is trying to reach out to the business community with these face-to-face visits,” said Michelle Mullin, manager, small business.

“We want business people and workers to know we’re available to help and we are taking proactive steps to make it easier for businesses to understand our role and the services we provide.”

Topics covered during the visits often include: Workplace injury and illness prevention and incentive programs, information on the voluntary registration program for new and established businesses, procedures and policies on claims and return to work.

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In addition to the mobile staff, the WSIB set up an information and registration clinic at the local Chamber of Commerce office.