Health & Safety Reporting
Everyone has the right to work and learn in a safe environment. As a worker in Ontario, you have a duty to complete health and safety reports when necessary. Our employer, the ADSB, has a corresponding obligation to investigate and respond to these reports. The Local is here to assist you.
The nature of an incident may make it necessary to complete more than one of the following reports — when in doubt, fill it out.
If you were injured as the result of a violent incident or accident, see below.
For violent incidents. Report all violent incidents that cause (or could cause) physical injury, whether physical force is actual, attempted, or threatened. This report is submitted regardless of mitigating or other factors such as age or needs of a student.
Depending on the circumstances of a violent incident, there may be a requirement to report the incident to the police (which should be first the duty of the principal). In the case of an emergency, any person may contact the police.
For serious student incidents. Report all serious student incidents for which suspension or expulsion could be considered. This report is submitted regardless of mitigating or other factors such as age or needs of a student.
The principal is required to provide you with written acknowledgement of receipt. The principal must also follow up with you to communicate the results of his or her investigation.
Injuries and Accidents
For all injuries and accidents. If an accident or violent incident caused injury, get immediate first aid or medical attention, if required. As soon as possible, report the incident and any related injury to the principal and submit this form. Report all injuries, with or without first aid or medical attention, no matter how insignificant, as the effects of an injury may be delayed.
You have the legal right to refuse work, or part of your work, if you have reason to believe that workplace violence is likely to endanger you. Teachers must take into account the safety of students before refusing work. Do not leave a class unattended.
If you are considering a work refusal, contact the Local.