Information Required in a Medical Emergency
273. For the purposes of subsection 125.2(1) of the Act, a medical professional is a nurse registered or licensed under the laws of a province.
HAZARDOUS OCCURRENCE RECORDING AND REPORTING
274. In this Part, “minor injury” means an employment injury or an occupational disease for which first aid or medical treatment is provided, other than a disabling injury.
275. If an employee becomes aware of an accident or other hazardous occurrence arising in the course of or in connection with their work that has caused or is likely to cause injury to that employee or to any other person, the employee must, without delay, report the accident or occurrence to the employer.
276. If an employer becomes aware of an accident, occupational disease or other hazardous occurrence affecting any of their employees in the course of employment, the employer must, without delay,
(a) appoint a qualified person to conduct an investigation of the hazardous occurrence;
(b) notify the work place committee or the health and safety representative, as the case may be, of the hazardous occurrence and of the name of the person appointed to investigate it; and
(c) take necessary measures to prevent a recurrence of the hazardous occurrence.
Immediate Report to Health and Safety Officer
277. The employer must report to a health and safety officer employed with the Transport Canada Marine Safety Office the date, time, location and nature of any accident, occupational disease or other hazardous occurrence that has one of the following results, as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after becoming aware of that result:
(a) the death of an employee;
(b) a missing employee;
(c) a disabling injury to two or more employees;
(d) an employee’s loss of consciousness as a result of an electric shock, a toxic atmosphere or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere;
(e) an employee’s loss of a body member or a part of one or the complete loss of the usefulness of a body member or a part of one;
(f) the permanent impairment of an employee’s body function;
(g) a fire or an explosion;
(h) damage to a boiler or pressure vessel that results in fire or the rupture of the boiler or pressure vessel;
(i) damage to a persons transfer apparatus that renders it unserviceable, or a free fall of a persons transfer apparatus; or
(j) work place violence.
Minor Injury Record
278. (1) Every employer must keep a record of each minor injury of which the employer is aware that affects an employee in the course of employment.
(2) The record must contain
(a) the date, time and location of the occurrence that resulted in the minor injury;
(b) the name of the employee affected;
(c) a brief description of the minor injury;
(d) the causes of the minor injury; and
(e) a description of the first aid or medical treatment given to the employee, if applicable.
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