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Reporting of Workplace Injuries

Should you have a critical injury or death in your workplace you must call the Ministry of Labour (MoL) even if the person is not a worker. If workplace injuries or illnesses occur, the employer has the following duties to notify certain people:

  1. If a person, whether a worker or not, has been critically injured or killed at the workplace, the employer must immediately notify the Ministry of Labour, the joint committee (or health and safety representative) and the union, (if there is a union). [Section 51(1)].
  2. If an accident, explosion or fire occurs and a worker is disabled or requires medical attention, the employer must notify the joint committee (or health and safety representative) and the union,(if there is a union), [Section 52(1)].
  3. If an employer is told that a worker has an occupational illness or that a claim for an occupational illness has been filed with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the employer must notify a director of the Ministry of Labour, the joint committee (or health and safety representative) and the union, (if there is a union), [Section 52(3)].
  4. Even if no one is hurt, written notice of an accident or unexpected event that could have caused an injury at a construction site or in a mine or mining plant is required from the constructor of the project or owner of the mine or mining plant. This notice must be given to a director of the Ministry of Labour, the joint committee (or health and safety representative) and the trade union, (if there is a union). [Section 53].

For further information on reporting, visit the Ministry of Labour website or the Health and Safety Act & Responsibilities

Please Note:

A Self-employed person is required to notify a director of the Ministry of Labour, in writing, if they sustain an occupational injury or illness.

Make sure your reporting procedures are in place, documents and forms have been developed to report the incident, accident, injury or death for each of the proper persons as well as training of your supervisors and managers and workers.

Beyond Rewards HR/Safety Professionals can assist you by developing your programs, forms and training for you.

Beyond Rewards goes beyond the basics to assist you with compliance, unlike a safety consulting firm, Beyond Rewards brings both Human Resource and Safety legislative requirements to your organization; meeting and exceeding the Ministry of Labour requirements for your organization; providing complete policies, procedures and programs (includes forms, training and more!).