The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has Medical Discussion Papers on a variety of topics. These Papers are gradually being posted on the WSIAT Web Site as they are updated and translated into both French and English.
The Tribunal commissions Medical Discussion Papers to provide general information on medical issues. Each Paper is written by a recognised expert in the field selected by the Tribunal, and each expert is asked to present a balanced view of the current medical knowledge on the topic. Written for the benefit of parties and lay adjudicators in Tribunal appeals, the Medical Discussion Papers are not peer reviewed.
Medical Discussion papers do not necessarily represent the views of the Appeals Tribunal or any particular Vice-Chair or Panel.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis versus Irritant Contact Dermatits
Asthma and the Workplace
Tarlo, Susan M.
References updated January 2002
Harris, W.R. & Fleming, J.F.R.
Revised February 2003
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Revised May 2001
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Coronary Artery Disease – Angina, Unstable Angina, Myocardial Infarction
Kostuk, William J.
Addendum added by:
Diabetic Complications of the Feet
Alberti, Peter W
Double Crush Syndrome
Hurst, Lawrence N.
Evidence for Smoking Causing Lung Cancer
Jones, Norman L.
External Abdominal Hernias
Duff, John H.
With foreword provided by:
Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
House, Ronald A.
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance
Limping and Back Pain
Lung, Tracheal and Bronchial Cancer in Nickel, Uranium & Gold Miners
Neck and Arm Pain and Related Symptoms. Cervical Disc Disease
Pes planus [flat foot]
Revised June 2002
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Shoulder Injury and Disability
Uhthoff, Hans K.
Revised October 2010
Spence, J. David
Symptoms in the Opposite or Uninjured Arm
Harris, W. Robert & Harrington, I.J.
Symptoms in the Opposite or Uninjured Leg
Harrington, Ian J.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Trauma and Inflammatory Arthritis
Gladman, Dafna D.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The Venous System
Maggisano, R. & Harrison, A.W.