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Safety incident reporting at the University of Manitoba

April 2, 2018 — 

At the University of Manitoba, there is a process in place to report any health and safety incidents that occur.

All accidents, incidents and near misses need to be reported to the worker’s supervisor, and a notice of injury form must be completed and emailed to within 24 hours. In Canada, workers compensation is a system of compulsory no-fault insurance for workplace injuries. All staff are covered under the province’s Worker’s Compensation Act.

The U of M’s Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) website and staff provide resources on a wide variety of health and safety related topics. You can also see the EHS Quick Contacts list for who to contact about a particular topic or to find a link to more information.


In the event of an incident or exposure chemicals or hazardous materials:

  1. Follow any appropriate post-exposure protocol and seek medical attention.
  2. Notify your supervisor as soon as possible.
  3. Complete a Notice of Injury Form and submit it to as soon as possible. 
  4. Depending on the nature of the incident, your supervisor, EHS staff and/or institutional committees may require a full incident investigation to be completed. As well, the incident may need to be reported to regulatory bodies. 

Incidents happen, and reporting is not intended to be a punitive process. The reporting process helps us all understand more clearly exactly what happened and what measures need to be in place to prevent a re-occurrence.

All information collected is kept confidential as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act.


Safety’s Little Shop of Horrors session for grad students

EHSO’s  “Safety’s Little Shop of Horrors” session (part of the GradSteps Workshop series) takes place on April 18, 2018 at the Bannatyne Campus and May 18, 2018 at the Fort Garry Campus. Come join us as we discuss past incidents and how to work together to create a stronger safety culture at the University of Manitoba! The Gradsteps Workshop series can be claimed on students’ co-curricular record.


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