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Prevention is the Best Medicine: A toolkit for newcomers on OHS and workers’ compensation rights and responsibilities

Prevention is the Best Medicine is a toolkit designed for settlement agencies and others to teach newcomers to Ontario about (1) occupational health and safety (OHS), and (2) workers’ compensation. Included are sample lesson plans and slide show presentations for workshop leaders, as well as handouts for participating newcomers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2012

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Duty to Co-operate

In order to receive benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), you must co-operate with WSIB and your employer. If WSIB decides that you are not co-operating without a good reason, your benefits and services may be reduced or taken away until you do co-operate. Questions asked and answered in this section of the Office of the Worker Adviser website:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Migrant Workers and Occupational Health and Safety: What You Should Know

This booklet looks at who the Occupational Health & Safety Act applies to, what the Act does, and what the rights of migrant farm workers are under the Act.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Migrant Workers and Workers’ Compensation: What You Should Know

This booklet has information for migrant and seasonal workers about how they are covered by Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits while working in Ontario. It answers questions about what workers’ compensation benefits are, what kind of injuries should be reported to WSIB, when coverage begins, and what to do when injured.

Available in:

English, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2008