Reporting of accidents and occupational illnesses involving death, critical injury, lost time or health care (by a medical practitioner) is required for employees under both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Reporting of Accidents to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is done centrally through the WSIB Administrator, Health and Wellbeing Programs and Services. The University requires the reporting of all accidents to any person, whether or not a personal injury is involved.
Note that the WSIB levies a fine of $250 for late reporting of a lost time or health care claim. Where this late reporting is a result of the failure of a department to report the incident to the WSIB Administrator, the fine will be charged to that department.
Reportable incidents are those which:
- Result in personal injury or lost time from work (including those requiring first aid, and occupational illness);
- Have the potential to result in personal injury or property damage even though no injury or damage actually occurred;
- Occur to any person on university premises;
- Occur to a university employee during the course of his/her work either on or off university premises;
- Occur to a student during the course of his/her classroom, laboratory or field work;
- Occur to a student during the course of a work placement (either paid or unpaid) which forms part of their university curriculum.
All accidents must be reported on-line here
Please refer to the Accident Reporting page by the U of T Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) office for more detailed information on:
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