Injury And Illness Reporting Policy

This policy outlines the injury and illness reporting policy for 2676305 Ontario Inc. This policy outlines the injury and illness reporting policy for 2676305 Ontario Inc.

Policy

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, all injuries and illnesses will be handled in the following manner.

Fatality or Critical Injury Notification Requirement

For the purpose of this policy, the following definitions will be used.

  • An injury is work-related physical harm or damage to a person.
  • A critical injury is any injury that: places life in jeopardy; causes unconsciousness; results in significant blood loss; involves the fracture of a leg or arm, but not a finger or a toe; involves amputating all or part of an arm or leg, but not a finger or a toe; consists of burns to a major portion of the body; or causes the loss of sight in an eye.
  • An occupational illness is an illness caused by exposure to a health hazard at work. It affects normal body mechanisms and changes an employee’s health.
  • A fatality is a death.

How to Report

The Description of Incident Event form must be completed by the injured worker, witnesses, first responders, and other workers involved that have valuable input on what happened. This form should be completed within one business day of the occurrence.

What to Report

Injuries and illnesses must be reported immediately to the worker’s supervisor or manager right after the event occurrence. If the worker is unable to report due to the nature of injury, then another employee who assists the injured worker must report immediately.

If a fatality or critical injuries occurs at 2676305 Ontario Inc, the following steps will be taken:

  • The supervisor will contain the incident area to prevent further injury or damage and also to maintain it for investigation purposes.
  • Emergency Response/Ambulance will be contacted, and first aid treatment will take place as appropriate.
  • Calls will be made immediately to the local Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspector, the Joint Health & Safety Committee, police, and the family.
  • The staff will receive support as needed through counseling or other means.
  • Within 48 hours, the MOL Director will receive notification in the form of a written report describing what happened and giving any information that may be prescribed by the MOL.
  • A WSIB Employers Report on Injury and Disease (WSIB Form 7) will be completed and submitted within three (3) days (electronically or hard copy).
  • A record of the incident will be kept on file including the Description of Incident Event form, first aid information, and copies of the completed WSIB Form 7. The

The manager/Supervisor responsible for Injury/Incident Investigation, or the Health and Safety Coordinator at 2676305 Ontario Inc. will be responsible for keeping the report on file.

Injuries requiring Health Care, Lost Time, and Occupational Illness Notification Requirements

According to the WSIB, examples of covered health care costs include the following:

  • Visits to doctors, physiotherapists, or chiropractors
  • Prescription drugs
  • Care provided by hospitals or other health facilities.
  • Eyeglasses and prosthesis

Steps for Responding to a Non-Critical Injury or Illness

In the event of a health care or medical aid incident or occupation illness at 2676305 Ontario Inc., the following steps will be taken:

  • Emergency Response/Ambulance will be contacted and/or first aid treatment will take place as appropriate.
  • The supervisor will contain the incident area to prevent further injury or damage and also to maintain it for investigation purposes.
  • The supervisor will contain the incident area to prevent further injury or damage and also to maintain it for investigation purposes.
  • Should the MOL Inspector request it, a copy of this report shall also be delivered to the MOL within 4 days of the injury/illness occurrence.
  • A WSIB Form 7 must be completed and submitted within three (3) days for all:
  • Lost time injuries from the day of injury
  • Medical Aid injuries
  • Modified Duties greater than 7 days
  • Earns less than regular pay.
  • A record of the incident will be kept on file including the Description of Incident Event form, first aid information, and copies of the completed WSIB Form 7. The Manager/Supervisor or Health and Safety Coordinator responsible for Injury/Incident Investigation at 2676305 Ontario Inc. will be responsible for keeping the report on file.

For Investigation and Analysis procedures of incidents and injuries see Section 10.5.

Treatment Provided

The treatment provided will be based on the needs of the injured worker in order to achieve a full recovery. The first aid responders will provide initial assistance based on their training. Professional medical help will be provided by dialing 911, or if emergency services are not required, a taxi may be contacted to transport the worker to the health care facility in close proximity to the workplace.

Follow Up

The Manager/Supervisor will follow up with the injured worker the same day, if possible, or the next day to determine injury status, determine next steps and promote return to work. The same Manager/Supervisor should also follow up with anyone given a Description of Incident Event form to attain copies which will be used for investigation purposes.

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