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Reporting of Serious Injuries, Fatalities, and Dangerous Occurrences

Under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, there are requirements to report incidents of serious injury, fatalities and dangerous occurrences at place of employment to the Occupational Health and Safety Division.

Serious Injury or Fatality

An employer or contractor shall give notice to the Occupational Health and Safety Division as soon as is reasonably possible of every accident at a place of employment that:

  • Causes, or may cause the death of a worker; or
  • Will require a worker to be admitted to a hospital for 72 hours or more.

The notice must include:

  • Name of each injured or deceased worker;
  • Name of the employer of each injured worker or deceased worker;
  • Date, time and location of the accident;
  • Circumstances related to the accident;
  • Apparent injuries; and
  • Name, telephone and fax number of the employer or contractor, or person designated by the employer or contractor to be contacted for additional information.

In addition to reporting the incident, an employer or contractor shall provide a copy of the notice to each occupational health committee co-chairperson or the occupational health and safety representative.

Dangerous Occurrences

A dangerous occurrence is any occurrence at a place of employment that did not result in, but could have resulted in, the death of a worker or required a worker to be admitted to a hospital as an in-patient for 72 hours or more, and includes: 

  • The structural failure or collapse of:
    • A structure, scaffold, temporary falsework or concrete formwork; or
    • All or any part of an excavated shaft, tunnel, caisson, coffer dam, trench or excavation;
  • The failure of a crane or hoist, or the overturning of a crane or unit of powered mobile;
  • An accidental contact with an energized electrical conductor;
  • The bursting of a grinding wheel;
  • An uncontrolled spill or escape of a toxic, corrosive or explosive substance;
  • A premature detonation or accidental detonation of explosives;
  • The failure of an elevated or suspended platform; and
  • The failure of an atmosphere-supplying respirator.

An employer, contractor or owner shall give notice to the Occupational Health and Safety Division as soon as is reasonably possible of any dangerous occurrence that takes place at a place of employment, whether or not a worker sustains injury. 

The notice must include the:

  • Name of each employer, contractor and owner at the place of employment;
  • Date, time and location of the dangerous occurrence;
  • Circumstances related to the dangerous occurrence; and
  • Name, telephone and fax number of the employer, contractor, owner, or a person designated by the employer, contractor or owner to be contacted for additional information.

In addition to reporting the incident, an employer, contractor or owner shall provide a copy of the notice to each occupational health committee co-chairperson or the occupational health and safety representative.

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