In Case of Injury/Incident


 

Supervisors - Are you aware of your Responsibilities in regards to accident investigation?

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
  • produces unconsciousness
  • 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 ext. 24352 during regular business hours and Security Services at ext. 88 during off hours for assistance and clarification.

For additional information, refer to the following RMMs: