Over the past 10 years, the number of businesses and people covered by the WSIB has increased. We now cover over 65 per cent of Ontario’s Schedule 1 workforce.
Comparing 2018 with 2017, the number of employers, people covered by the WSIB, and registered claims all went up, while the percentage of workforce covered stayed the same. In 2018, the number of registered claims increased more than in any other year of the past decade.
In 2018, injury and illness claims increased by four per cent and the number of noise induced hearing loss claims also increased.