Supervisors are required to investigate and assign corrective actions to prevent a recurrence. A McMaster University Injury/Incident Reporting Form (alternative formats available upon request) must be completed in the event of a near miss, incident, or injury. The form includes detailed instructions outlining how to appropriately complete the Injury/Incident Reporting Form. Also refer to the Supervisor Injury/Incident Checklist and Investigation Protocol as an additional tool.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires specific procedures to be followed in the event of a ‘Critical Injury’. A Critical Injury is defined as an injury of serious nature that:
places life in jeopardy
results in substantial loss of blood
involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe
involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand, or foot, but not a finger or toe
consists of burns to a major portion of the body
causes loss of sight in an eye
In the event of a critical injury or a suspected critical injury the following steps must be followed:
Turn off any systems that may be furthering the injury
Get medical help for the injured person(s). Dial 88!
Secure scene by placing responsible individual to watch area.
Contact EOHSS at ext. 24352 or by dialing ext. 88 during off hours.
In case of a suspected critical injury contact EOHSS at extension 24352 during regular business hours and Security Services at extension 88 during off hours for assistance and clarification.
Health and Safety Training
Resources for Managers: mandatory and site-specific safety training, Job Hazard Analysis, training matrices.
The responsibilities of managers, supervisors and workers are clearly outlined in RMM 102 Occupational Health and Safety Act and provided in the Due Diligence safety training which is a requirement for all managers.
Registration for training occurs in Mosaic. One business day after registration training is available in Avenue to Learn. For more information regarding health and safety training click here.