The purpose of this procedure/guideline is to outline the requirements, methods and outcomes of reporting all occupational diseases, illnesses and incidents.
If A worker has been injured, Employer is required by law to submit the employer report of injury form within 72 hours after becoming aware of an injury or illness. The sooner WCB receives information, the faster WCB can determine entitlement for worker to benefits and services.
Employers need to submit a report to WCB if the accident results in, or is likely to result in:
Employers who fail to report an accident in accordance with s.33 of the WCA may be penalized in accordance with s.152.1 of the WCA. If WCB does not receive the required information from the employer, it may investigate the accident and charge the offending employer with the costs of the investigation.
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Document Name: Reportable Incidents
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