Incident Investigation Form and Report
The purpose of an investigation is to uncover the factors that contributed to the incident or accident, and identifying the underlying root causes behind those factors. Due to the nature of our work, the on-site person will be responsible for incorporating elements of the investigation into his or her incident and accident report. The supervisor or project manager will then be responsible for the follow-up portion. It is possible, in the event of a major incident, that the project manager and/or supervisor will have to go to the site to help complete the investigation.
If you're injured at work, you must report it to your employer immediately. An employer telling you to not report an injury or disease, or even trying to talk you out of reporting it to WorkSafeBC, is against the law.
Form 6a Workers Report of Injury
After an injury you must:
- Report your injury to your employer.
- Seek medical attention for your injury. If you need an ambulance or transportation from your workplace to your doctor's office or the hospital, your employer is required to pay those costs. Be sure to tell your doctor your injury is work related.
- Report your injury to WorkSafeBC if you miss work as a result of your injury. Please call Worksafe BC’s Teleclaim Contact Centre. If a WorkSafeBC staff member asks you to complete an Application for Compensation and Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 6) at any time it is important that you do so and return it as soon as possible.
Form 7 Employers Report of Injury
As an employer, your responsibilities when a worker is injured on the job include:
- Transporting the injured worker to the nearest location where medical treatment can be obtained. You are also responsible for paying for transportation.
- Reporting the incident/injury to WorkSafeBC within three business days of the injury's occurrence or within three business days of you or your representative becoming aware of the injury.
- Submitting an Incident and Injury Report (electronic Form 7) or completing and sending the Employer's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7 - PDF 270kb) to WorkSafeBC. View benefits of submitting your report online. (PDF 146kb)
- Reporting fatalities and serious injuries immediately to our Prevention Emergency Line at 604 276-3301 in the Lower Mainland or toll-free 1 888 621-7233.
If the worker misses work time as a result of his or her injury, ensure that he or she calls Teleclaim as soon as possible to report the injury to WorkSafeBC. Otherwise, ensure that he or she completes and sends an Application for Compensation and Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 6) to WorkSafeBC.
When filling out the Incident and Injury Report online or completing the Employer's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7), it is important to supply the correct payroll information concerning the injured worker.
Work-related Injuries and Diseases
A work-related injury or disease is one that arises out of and in the course of employment or is due to the nature of employment.
To be covered by WorkSafeBC a worker must have been working when hurt, and the injury must have been caused by something to do with the job in order to be covered by WorkSafeBC.
For a disease, this means that the disease contracted must be caused by the work or the work environment in order to be covered by WorkSafeBC.
Failure to Report
Failure to report an injury or coercing a worker not to report an injury is an offence against the Act and can result in fines. The employer is not usually required to report to WorkSafeBC if the worker does not lose time from work and does not seek medical attention. However, some accidents and incidentsdo need to be reported regardless of injuries.