Accident / Incident Reporting
Whenever you suffer a workplace accident or experience a close call the situation must be reported. This page will assist you on what actions to take and in completing the Accident/Incident Report Form.
Critical Injury Steps
If a workplace injury meets the definition of a critical injury, take the following steps:
- Ensure the accident victim has received proper first aid, then:
- Immediately secure the accident scene and prevent any evidence from being removed prior to the completion of an investigation.
- Contact Occupational Health and Safety by calling Tony Hammoud at ext 88730 and contact Campus Community Police at 911.
- For initial documentation of a critical injury, use the Critical Injury Report Form.
For further information or if you have a specific question contact Shelley Mellows by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-661-2111 extension 85562.
Accident / Incident Reporting Steps
Personal injury accidents, property damage over $250 and close calls which in another set of circumstances would result in personal injury, should be reported.
- Medical assistance and first aid are your priority.
- The accident/incident scene must be secured and made safe to prevent further accidents until the investigation is completed.
Steps for Supervisors
- The supervisor conducts the investigation and completes the Accident/Incident Report Form. Complete the upper part of the form, working with the person(s) involved. If there is a dispute separate reports may be filed.
- Analyze contributing factors and from these determine the corrective actions needed. Indicate these on the form.
- Distribute copies of the Accident/Incident Report Form as follows:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Department Chair or Director/Manager
Remember...our first goal is always prevention!
Critical Injury Definition
Serious accidents which meet this definition must be reported to the Ministry of Labour immediately.
A critical injury means an injury of a serious nature that:
- places life in jeopardy,
- produces unconsciousness,
- results in substantial loss of blood,
- involves the fracture of an arm or a leg but not a finger or toe,
- involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe,
- consists of burns to a major portion of the body,
- or causes the loss of sight in an eye.
Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario, Regulation 834.