What we do
In addition to providing a no-fault insurance system, we partner with workers and employers to prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support people in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. Our work is funded by insurance premiums paid by employers and by investment income.
Preventing workplace injury and illness
Creating and maintaining healthy and safe work environments is a shared responsibility. By partnering with employers and workers, we can help prevent workplace injury and disease. Our proactive role includes:
- Providing health and safety information to employers, workers, and the general public
- Establishing standards and guidelines for occupational health and safety
- Educating employers, supervisors, and workers on prevention of work-related injury and illness.
- Conducting work site inspections to help employers comply with health and safety regulations.
- Collaborating with provincial and federal agencies and ministries on matters of occupational health and safety
- Providing access to prevention resources for workers and employers
The benefits and other assistance we offer are funded by the insurance premiums we collect from employers, and by income from our investments.
Compensating and rehabilitating injured workers
We help people who are injured at work get the medical care and services needed to support their recovery. Depending on a person's situation, we may pay health care costs, provide compensation for time missed from work, and expedite access to health care services.
Returning to work as soon as possible after an injury or illness is an important part of a person's medical treatment plan and rehabilitation process. So we partner with workers, their employers, and their health care providers to support the worker's recovery and return to their normal routines.
Providing no-fault insurance for employers
Our insurance protects employers against lawsuits from workers who suffer workplace injuries or occupational diseases. The premiums employers pay help fund the benefits and programs we provide to workers with work-related injuries or illnesses.