In the event of a medical or other emergency:
Call 911. After calling 911 call Safety & Security at 902 867 4444 or have someone else call.
Your responsibilities when you have a health and safety injury or incident:
- If you are injured, promptly receive first aid.
- Notify your supervisor immediately.
- If necessary, obtain medical treatment.
Your supervisor's responsibilities when there has been a health and safety injury or incident:
- Ensure that the first aid and other medical treatment is provided, including transportation.
- Promptly investigate the injury or incident to determine the causes.
- Report incidents to their management immediately.
- Report incident to OHS/Risk Management using the Report an Incident button above.
- Take appropriate corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.
- Complete initial Incident Investigation Report within 24 hours if incident is an injury or if the potential severity requires an investigation (check with OHS if you're not sure).
Incident Investigation Report This report is required for all injury incidents and other serious incidents.
Incident investigations are not about placing blame. Investigations are conducted to determine the causes of all incidents so that appropriate action can be taken to prevent recurrence. The role of incident investigation in a health and safety program is prevention. Therefore, it is important to investigate not only the incidents that cause loss, but also near misses because of their potential if the circumstances had only been slightly different.
The incident investigation process helps StFX look beyond what happened to discover why it happened. This allows us to identify and correct shortcomings in our OHS system. The OHS office can assist with incident investigations and may take the lead on some investigations, depending on the nature and severity of the incident.