An event or combination of work-related events that result in time lost from work, medical aid/health care, property damage, fire ot environmental release, as well as event(s) (including near misses) that had the potential to result in any of the above.
Any physical or functional abnormality or loss which results from a workplace event or occupational disease/illness. Such injuries may result in lost time and/or a requirement for medical aid or first aid.
An injury of a serious nature that:
- places life in jeopardy;
- produces unconsciousness;
- results in substantial loss of blood;
- involves the fracture of a leg or arm but not a finger or toe;
- involves the amputation of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe;
- consists of burns to a major portion of the body; or
- causes the loss of sight in an eye.
Any absence from work (except the date of the incident) as a result of a work-related injury.
If a non-critical work-related injury results in lost time, written notice of the occurrence must be given to the joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative and the union within four days of the occurrence. The City, as employer, is also required to report work-related lost time injuries/illnesses to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three (3) days of learning about the injury.
Medical Aid (no lost time beyond date of incident):
Professional services provided by a health care practitioner, including services provided by or at hospitals and health facilities such as walk-in clinics, physiotherapy clinics.
If a non-critical work-related injury requires medical attention; written notice of the occurrence must be given to the joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative and the union within four days of the occurrence. The City, as employer, is also required to report injuries/illnesses requiring medical attention to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board within three (3) days of learning about the injury.
First Aid Only:
Health services provided by employees of the City of Toronto [e.g. A worker sustained a minor injury and the only treatment provided was first aid at the workplace, such as a band aid applied to a small cut , ice applied to bump].
Near Miss/Incident Only
A work-related incident without personal injury or property damage, but with the potential for personal injury or property damage [e.g. verbal threats by client or co-worker, worker slipped on a wet floor without injury – no first aid treatment].
An incident that results only in damage to City facilities, equipment, tools or vehicles without injury to an employee.
All injuries, whether lost time is sustained or not, must be reported on the Supervisor’s Report of Injury/Incident. An injury becomes reportable to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board when:
- an employee advises his/her immediate supervisor that a workplace injury has occurred and that medical attention has been, or will be, obtained and/or
- an employee advises his/her immediate supervisor there is lost time beyond the day of injury
Workplace injuries and incidents, whether reportable to the WSIB or MOL or not, will be reported to joint health and safety committees or occupational health and safety representatives and to the appropriate union office.
A person who has charge of a workplace or authority over a worker. [Note: A person need not have the job title supervisor to be a supervisor under the Occupational Health and Safety Act].