Engaging with the WSIB/insurance systems 2

Session details



12:00pm - 1:30pm (Toronto time)


Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Aaron Thompson

Session objectives

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the “life of a WSIB claim”
  2. Describe health care programs provided by the WSIB 
  3. Explain how return to work services function at the WSIB

Session resources

"In Case of Injury" Poster (Form 82)
Download or order a copy of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIB)'s "In Case of Injury" poster (Form 82), which must be prominently displayed in every workplace covered by the WSIB. Source: WSIB
Diagnostic and Exposure Criteria for Occupational Diseases - Guidance Notes for Diagnosis and Prevention of the Diseases in the International Labour Organization (ILO) List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010)
Learn more about diagnostic and exposure criteria for occupational diseases from the guidance notes for diagnosis and prevention of the diseases in the International Labour Organization (ILO) List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010). There is information on page 510 regarding epicondylitis. Source: ILO
Didactic presentation: Engaging with the WSIB/insurance systems Part 2
In this presentation, Dr. Aaron Thompson explains the “life of a WSIB claim, describes health care programs provided by the WSIB, and explains how return to work services function at WSIB.
Iontophoresis in Lateral Epicondylitis: A Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial
Learn more about the the effects of iontophoresis in patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE). Source: PubMed

About presenter

Dr. Aaron Thompson, an occupational medicine specialist, is the chief medical officer of the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). He is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine with a cross-appointment to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and a former director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Toronto. His clinical practice is based at St. Michael’s Hospital, where he is a staff physician in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Thompson conducts research in both clinical occupational medicine and disability management, with a focus on improving return-to-work (RTW) programs. He brings specialized expertise by providing a clinical perspective on the needs/gaps in existing communication and accommodation tools, and by providing input on how to optimize tools to facilitate effective and sustained work/RTW through effective accommodations that minimize and prevent disability.

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