Inspection & Incident Reporting

Inspections, investigations, and incident reporting are fundamental pillars of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), contributing to a safer work environment. Regular inspections help identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety standards, machinery checks, and overall workplace conditions. In the event of an incident or near-miss, thorough investigations are crucial to understand the root causes and prevent future occurrences. OHS guidelines stress the importance of transparent incident reporting systems, encouraging workers to report incidents without fear of reprisal. Effective investigations involve gathering data, interviewing involved parties, and analyzing the circumstances to implement corrective measures. By fostering a culture of proactive inspection, thorough investigation, and transparent reporting, workplaces can continuously improve safety standards and prevent accidents or injuries.

Information You Must List in Accident Reports – Know the Laws of Your Province

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Accident Investigation & Reporting Policy Language

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Inspection Checklist

Prevent workplace incidents, injuries and illnesses with our Inspection Checklist. […]

Employer Incident Investigation Report (EIIR)

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