Incident Reporting

IF YOU HAVE BEEN HURT OR MADE ILL WHILE PERFORMING WORK ACTIVITIES:

  1. Inform your Supervisor and get First Aid
  2. If you are unable to return to work due to the workplace injury or illness, please seek additional treatment (medical clinic, hospital) and inform your supervisor of your absence.
  3. Apply for worker compensation by calling 1 888 967 5377, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. WSBC will ask you detail of the incident that caused your injury, your earning information if you missed work, as well as your health care provider information.

IF YOUR EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN HURT OR MADE ILL FROM WORK ACTIVITIES OR DUTIES YOU ASKED THEM TO PERFORM:

  1. Get the employee First Aid immediately and make sure no one else can get injured or sick (secure scene, lock-out the equipment, stop the activity)
  2. If the employee is unable to return to work due to the workplace injury or illness, arrange for transportation to additional medical treatment (taxi or ambulance) and inform Health & Safety (chayman@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-862-5475).  
  3. If this incident caused or had potential to cause a serious injury or a serious illness (more than stitches), the regulations require an investigation report be submitted to WSBC within 48hrs. This requirement does not apply to a vehicle accident occurring on a public street or highway. 
  4. Be prepared to consider alternate or modified duties in order to facilitate the employee’s return to work. 

 Health & Safety Incident Report