One of the primary WorkSafeBC responsibilities of an Operational Leader is to ensure prompt and effective incident investigations. The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) has a legal responsibility to ensure investigations are completed and also for analyzing for incident trends. A meaningful incident investigation contains three critical components:
- Worker representation
- Quality sequence of events
- Effective actions (recommendations)
A reduction of workplace injury and illness depends largely on getting to the root cause of incidents (identifying all contributing factors) and making good recommendations (effective actions) to prevent reoccurrence. Please ensure these 3 components are completed before submitting your investigation.
Please note: in the WebIIT tool, you can click “submit” multiple times – the system will overwrite with the most recent version of your investigation.
For assistance or if you have questions about completing an investigation report or submitting your investigation through the WebIIT, please contact a PHC Occupational Health & Safety Advisor at OHS@providencehealth.bc.ca
All leaders must complete OHS. If you are new to a leadership role, or if you have not taken the PHC Occupational Health and Safety Essentials for Leaders course in the last 2 years, please sign up on the Learning Hub.
In addition, all leaders must complete Occupational Health and Safety training. If you are new to a leadership role, or if you have not taken the PHC Occupational Health and Safety Essentials for Leaders course in the last 2 years, please sign up on Learning Hub.