Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Incident and Accident Reporting

Minor Incidents

Incident Report Form

A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in the chain of events prevented an injury, fatality or damage

All near misses should be reported to Environmental Health and Safety using the Incident Report Form (PDF 445KB).

Spill Report Form

If the near miss resulted in a chemical, radioactive or biological spill please fill out the Spill Report Form and contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 32999.

First Aid

If any person (employee, student, visitor) only requires first aid as a result of an incident, it should be reported to Environmental Health and Safety by completing the Incident Report Form above.

Major Incidents

WSIB Employers Report of Injury/Disease (Form 7)

An incident must be reported to Environmental Health and Safety and a WSIB Form 7 (PDF 603KB) submitted if an incident results in:

  • Employee obtaining health care such as hospital or physician (Not first aid)
  • Lost Time
  • Requires modified duties at less than regular pay
  • Requires modified duties at regular pay for more than 7 calendar days after accident
  • Employee earning less than regular pay at regular work

The Form 7 must:

  • be submitted to Environmental Health and Safety within 24 hours of becoming aware of the accident
  • The Form 7/Employer's Report must be completed by the supervisor/safety officer (Not the employee)
  • Environmental Health and Safety will investigate the accident
  • Environmental Health and Safety will forward the Form 7 to the WSIB

WSIB Workers Report of Injury/Disease (Form 6)

A WSIB Form 6 (PDF 262KB) is the worker's report of injury/disease and the employee will receive it from the WSIB. It must be completed by the employee and returned to the WSIB.
 
Additional forms can be found on the WSIB Ontario website

 

Critical Injuries 

A critical injury is defined by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) as an injury that: 

  • Places life in jeopardy
  • Produces unconsciousness
  • Results in substantial blood loss
  • Involves the fracture of a leg or arm
  • Involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot
  • Consists of burns to a major portion of the body
  • Causes the loss of sight in an eye

There are 4 steps in the event of a critical injury:

  • Secure and manage the accident scene
  • Notify the appropriate people
    • Notify Safety at 32999
    • After hours, weekends or holidays contact Security at 36111
    • Environmental Health and Safety will contact the Ministry of Labour
  • Investigate 
    • Assist the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and the Ministry of Labour
  • Report
    • Send a full report to Environmental Health and Safety within one day. EH&S will send a detailed report to the Ministry of Labour

The investigation should begin only after the accident scene is safe and the injured worker(s) has received medical attention. The scene must be secure to ensure no evidence is removed or disturbed. 

Section 52(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act states:

Where a person is killed or critically injured at a workplace, no person shall, except for the purposes of, 

  • Saving life or relieving human suffering
  • Maintaining an essential public utility or service or a public transport system
  • Preventing unnecessary damage to equipment or other property

interfere with, disturb, destroy, alter or carry away any wreckage, article or thing at the scene of or connected with the occurence until permission to do so has been given by an inspector. 

Out-of-Country Emergencies

Domestic - Off Campus Activity Emergencies