Incident Response Compliance Centre
All safety incidents require an appropriate response—whether they’re minor, such as a worker who trips on equipment and twists his ankle, or major, such as an explosion in which workers are seriously injured or killed. You must ensure that the company reports incidents when required, investigates them internally and cooperates with any government investigation.
Guidance and Insight
A root cause analysis lets an employer discover the underlying or systemic, rather than the generalized or immediate, causes of an incident.
To conduct an effective and prompt incident investigation, prepare a kit of the tools you'll need in advance and have it readily available.
Consider following these dos and don’ts when evaluating the evidence you’ve gathered in an investigation of a safety incident.
Spills of hazardous substances may trigger reporting requirements under various laws.
Here’s a review of the general law on E2 plans, the changes to the regulations and a checklist you can use to create an E2 plan that complies with the new requirements.
Use this log to document and track each piece of physical evidence of a safety incident. Tailor it to reflect your incident investigation protocol.
Use this checklist when conducting an incident investigation so that you don’t overlook key areas, issues, documentation, information, tasks, etc.
To ensure that you comply with reporting requirements in the OHS laws, you should have an internal reporting policy for incidents and near misses.
Documenting the results of your safety incident investigations is critical.