Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

March 23, 2006 11:29 ET

The WSIB's Guelph Office is Moving

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2006) -

Attention Business/News Editors

The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) announced today that its Guelph office is relocating. The Agriculture Sector team will move to a new location in Guelph effective April 3, and the Automotive team will be relocated to the WSIB Kitchener office effective March 27.

"By moving to a new location within Guelph, we will be able to effectively service the needs of the agriculture industry mainly centralized in the area," says Jill Hutcheon, WSIB President and Interim Chair. "And given the location of the automotive sector firms, relocating the automotive team to our Kitchener office will provide better service to these firms."

- Effective Monday, March 27, 2006, WSIB Automotive Sector claims and
accounts will be serviced out of the WSIB Kitchener office at:

55 King Street West Phone: 519-576-4130
3rd Floor Fax: 519-576-2667
Kitchener, Ontario Toll Free: 1-800-265-2570
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- Effective Monday, April 3, 2006, WSIB Agriculture Sector claims and
accounts will be serviced out of a new location at:

100 Stone Road West Phone: 519-826-4650
2nd Floor Fax: 519-826-4678
Guelph, Ontario Toll Free: 1-888-259-4228
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Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role in the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB administers no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers and is committed to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The WSIB provides disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early and safe return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an occupational disease.

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