Report an injury/illness
If you are injured or ill because of work, your first priority is to seek proper medical attention. You must also inform your employer or supervisor, so that they can give you assistance and fulfill their responsibilities regarding the incident.
In case of injury or illness you should:
1. Get proper medical treatment
- Go to the nearest first aid station immediately and notify a staff member trained in first aid. An accurate record should be kept of the treatment you receive
- If your injury or illness is serious (or you are not sure how serious it is) go to a doctor or hospital. Your employer is responsible for providing transport to medical treatment and may have to call an ambulance or assign someone to accompany you
2. Report the incident to your employer
Note that your employer must train you in emergency procedures.
Learn about the options for workers when choosing a health professional.
Exposures to workplace health hazards
Our new voluntary reporting program helps workers and their employers find out how to identify and prevent occupational diseases.
Workplace health hazards can cause health problems. Learn more about these health hazards and the risks of occupational illness or disease.
Coping with a tragic event at work
Seeing a critical event, such as a workplace fatality, can result in strong emotional and physical reactions.
See your doctor if you have any concerns at all about your reactions to a serious incident in your workplace.
For more advice, download Coping with a Traumatic Event (103k, pdf).
Serious incident plan
Knowing what measures your employer has in place to handle serious incidents can help lessen the impact of a traumatic event.