ACCIDENT AND INCIDENT POLICY

This policy applies to T&M Specialists Canada Limited and all its operating members 

Purpose 

T&M Specialists Canada Limited aims to promote the timely reporting and investigation of all accidents, incidents and to ensure Canada & North America compliance. This policy aims to ensure that the awareness of the responsibility concerning the incident, hazard, injury, and accident reporting. 

Definition 

The following definitions apply to this policy. 

  • Lost Time Injury - An accident where there is an injury that prevents the employee from attending work for one full day/shift or more. 

  • Hazard - Anything or condition that causes or has the potential to cause injury, Harm of ill health. 

  • Dangerous Occurrence - These are incidents prescribed by relevant Occupational Health and Safety Legislation that must be reported to the concerned department or relevant authority. 

  • Incident - Any event, which could have caused an accident but did not. 

  • Accident - An unplanned event which has potential to disturb the normal safe operation, such as a failure of a system, which result in, for example, a fatality, injury, occupational illness, loss of containment, uncontrolled discharge to the environmental, legal claim, or any Occupational Health and Safety non-compliance. 

 

Policy Statement 

T&M Specialists Canada Limited requires that the Hazard Incident and Injury Report Form be completed in regards to all incidents/ accidents that occur in areas under the control by us. 

T&M Specialists Canada Limited also requires that all hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents be investigated and that appropriate strategy be developed and implemented to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of future occurrence. To achieve this T&M Specialists Canada Limited requires that all hazards /incidents /injuries/accidents be investigated in a timely. 

This policy applies to all company staff as well as to individuals who intent to visit a site of T&M Specialists Canada Limited. 

Accountability 

Employees must: 

  • Report all hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents to their Supervisor or Project-in-charge. 

  • Ensure the completion of the hazards/incidents/injuries/accident Report form. 

 

Direct Supervisor must: 

  • Investigate all reported hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents. 

  • Ensure corrective action is taken to prevent a recurrence. 

  • Fill in all appropriate documentation be provided by Client or Canada & North America relevance legislation. 

 

Occupation Health and Safety Coordinator must: 

  • Review all-hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents report forms. 

  • Ensure completion of hazards/incidents/injuries/accident report forms in a timely. 

  • Provide feedback, advice, support guidance, and assistance to direct Supervisor to prevent recurrence of the same or similar hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents. 

  • Monitor the investigation process and control strategies implemented. 

  • Ensure timely submit reports and notification to T&M Specialists Canada Limited Senior management. 

 

Procedures 

Scope: The procedure covers immediate action, investigation, classification, a lesson to learn, and corrective action. The establishment of hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents reporting system is to be used. 

 

Objective 

  • Ensure all-hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents are properly investigated. 

  • To ensure all corrective action is taken to prevent re-occurrence and reduce the risk potential of the working environment. 

  • To identify all hazards in the concern work area. 

 

Immediate Action 

In the event of a hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents, concern staff shall inform the Project-in-charge, where it is safe to do so take appropriate immediate action to minimize the risk of further injury or damage. 

Reporting 

Reporting of hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents is essential for the identification of hazards in the workplace. The responsible Project-in-charge / Occupation Health and Safety Coordinator, or client representative have the authority to suspend work in the area where the hazards/incidents/injuries/accident has occurred or suspend similar work until the investigation has been completed and of corrective action taken, if there is a risk of similar hazards/incidents/injuries/accident occurring. 

Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents investigation 

  • All hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents shall be investigated under the guidelines of Canada & North America work-related Form, code of practice, rules, and regulation. During the investigation, an analysis shall be 

  • Is there a procedure, which covers this area of activity? 

  • Is the procedure adequate? 

  • Was the procedure properly followed and implemented? 

  • What influences, outside of the immediate process, are evident? 

  • The objective of the investigation shall be to establish the real cause(s) of the hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents. So corrective action is aimed at preventing recurrence of the event. It is a responsibility of the immediate project-in-charge to ensure, 

- Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents within 24 hrs. 

- Major hazards/incidents/injuries/accidents immediately. 

- Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents are fully investigated and corrective actions identified and implemented. 

- We will monitor trends of Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents ant initiate a further investigation where: 

- Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents are noted for similar situations. 

- A worker compensation claim has been lodged. 

- A serious or major incident has occurred 

- A situation is deemed to require further investigation. 

Records and corrective action 

Record of all Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents personal data, notifications, reporting, investigation, and corrective actions shall be kept. where applicable records shall be kept for the duration as required by Canada & North America rules and regulation. The scope and impact of any corrective action taken shall be appropriate to the magnitude and potential from harm of the Hazards/Incidents/Injuries/Accidents.