Accident / Incident Reporting Procedure

All accidents, incidents, near misses or hazardous conditions must be immediately reported to your Supervisor/Manager, Instructor, Security Services or to your College contact person. Immediate reporting ensures first aid treatment or emergency medical services can be provided as quickly as possible. Prompt reporting also ensures corrective measures are implemented to eliminate or control hazards. Jointly investigate all incidents and complete the Accident-Incident Report Form (opens PDF, 651kb).

Important Notes
The Occupational Health and Safety Act has the following special requirements for accidents involving a critical injury (defined below):

  • Must be immediately reported to the Ministry of Labour
  • Accident scene must not be disturbed until an accident investigation has been completed
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee must be notified.

Please familiarize yourself with the above reporting requirements, especially since failure to report a critical injury or preserve the accident scene can result in charges under the OHS Act.

Critical Injury Defined
A “critical” injury is an injury of serious nature that:

  • places life in jeopardy
  • produces unconsciousness
  • results in substantial loss of blood
  • involves the fracture if a leg or arm, but not a finger or toe
  • involves the amputation of a leg, arm 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

For Serious or Critical Injuries
In the event of a serious or critical injury requiring emergency medical services, immediately;

  • Seek first aid treatment
  • Contact all of the following:
     
    Department Number
    Security On College phone lines 
    Fennell, Stoney Creek - 55
    IAHS (McMaster Security) - 88
    Other Phone Lines - 905.574.5111
    Emergency intercoms
    Occupational Health & Safety Ext. 2225 or 4293
    Area Supervisor As appropriate
  • Secure the scene and do not disturb until an accident investigation has been completed and authorization has been given to restore the area.
  • Complete the College Accident/Incident Report form and submit to the Occupational Health and Safety Department in room F102.


For All Other Injuries

In the event of all non-serious injuries, immediately:

  • Seek first aid treatment from a certified first aid attendant from the area/department, Security Services, Health Services (where provided).
  • Notify your supervisor to investigate the accident and
  • Complete the College Accident/Incident Report form and submit to the Occupational Health and Safety Department in room F102.

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