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4310-41 | Worksafe BC Injury Reporting and Investigation
Date Approved: August 26 2015
Date Reviewed/Amended: November 16 2015
Accident or Incident Reporting—All Employees
- As soon as possible after the event, report verbally to the appropriate supervisor any work-related injury they have experienced or witnessed.
- Follow up with the completion of a copy of WorkSafe BC Form 6A (Worker’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease to Employer. Submit this form to the appropriate supervisor within 24 hours of the event.
- If the First Aid attendant provides assistance, they will fill out the WorkSafe BC Form 7A (First Aid Report). This form is filed by the school secretary.
- The site supervisor will complete sections 1 through 26 of WorkSafeBC Form 7 (Employer’s Report of Injury or Occupational Disease) and submit Form 6A and Form 7 to the School Board Office within 24 hours of the event.
- The School Board Office will complete the remainder of Form 7, have it signed by the Director, Human Resources or the Secretary-Treasurer, and submit it to WorkSafe BC.
Accident or Incident Investigation
- After receiving notification of any accident or incident involving an employee, an investigative team comprised of the site supervisor, the employee and a worker representative should, within 24 hours of the notification, conduct an investigation of the incident using WorkSafe BC Form52E40 (Incident Investigation Report).
- The incident will be reviewed collectively, in a constructive way, recommending corrective actions and/or procedures to help prevent the recurrence of similar incidents.
- The incident investigation report will identify:
- the place, date, and time of the incident;
- the names and job titles of persons injured;
- the names and job titles of any witnesses;
- a statement of the sequence of events which preceded the incident;
- a brief description of the incident;
- identification of any unsafe conditions, acts or procedures which contributed in any manner to the incident;
- a determination of the cause or causes of the incident;
- recommended corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents, and
- the name(s) of the person(s) who investigated the incident.
4. Any supervisor who requires assistance or advice in conducting an accident/incident investigation should contact the Director, Human Resources.
Debriefing of Incident
- The site based Occupational Health & Safety Committee will review Form 7 reports and Form 52E40 reports at their monthly meetings.
- The supervisor will submit the Form52E40 to the school board office. These forms will be kept on file at the school board office.
- The District Occupational Health & Safety Committee will review all Form 7 reports and Form 52E40 reports. Any matters of general application will be reported in the district committee minutes so that other sites are informed.
- The supervisor and worker representative who undertook the incident investigation will follow up with the injured individual, witnesses and the first aid representative to ensure their well- being.
- The supervisor must report to the Superintendent of Schools or Secretary-Treasurer, and the Director, Human Resources, as soon as possible when the incident causes any serious injury (i.e. resulting in hospitalization).
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4310-40 - - Incident Reporting and Investigation Decision Tree
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4310-42 - - Injuries to Students and Members of the Public