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Maritime Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/2010-120)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-15. Previous Versions

PART 21Hazardous Occurrence Recording and Reporting (continued)

Written Report

  •  (1) If the investigation referred to in section 276 discloses that a hazardous occurrence resulted in the death of an employee, a missing employee, a disabling injury to an employee or an employee’s loss of consciousness as a result of electric shock or a toxic or oxygen deficient atmosphere, the employer must prepare a report in writing that includes the following information:

    • (a) the type of result of the hazardous occurrence;

    • (b) the employer’s name, mailing address and telephone number;

    • (c) the location, date and time of the hazardous occurrence;

    • (d) the weather conditions at the time of the hazardous occurrence;

    • (e) the names of any witnesses to the hazardous occurrence;

    • (f) the supervisor’s name;

    • (g) the name of the vessel and its official number or ID Number;

    • (h) a description of what happened;

    • (i) a description and estimated cost of property damage, if any;

    • (j) for each injured employee, the employee’s name, date of birth, sex, years of experience in the occupation, a description of the injury, whether the employee was evacuated and the direct cause of the injury;

    • (k) the training in accident prevention given to each injured employee in relation to the duties the employee performed at the time of the hazardous occurrence;

    • (l) the direct causes of the hazardous occurrence;

    • (m) any corrective action taken or to be taken and the date of its implementation;

    • (n) measures taken or to be taken for the purpose of complying with the Act, in addition to those required by the regulations;

    • (o) the name of the person investigating the hazardous occurrence, their title, telephone number, signature and the date of their signature; and

    • (p) the name of the work place committee member or health and safety representative who participated in the investigation of the hazardous occurrence, their title, telephone number, signature and the date of their signature.

  • (2) The employer must submit a copy of the report

    • (a) within 30 days after the date of the hazardous occurrence, to the Head of Compliance and Enforcement and to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board; and

    • (b) without delay, to the work place committee or health and safety representative, as the case may be.

Annual Report

  •  (1) Every employer must, not later than March 1 in each year, submit to the Head of Compliance and Enforcement a written report that sets out the number of accidents, instances of occupational disease and other hazardous occurrences of which the employer is aware that have affected any employee in the course of employment during the 12-month period ending on December 31 of the preceding year.

  • (2) The report must contain the following information:

    • (a) the year for which the report is submitted;

    • (b) the employer identification number;

    • (c) the work place address;

    • (d) the number of disabling injuries;

    • (e) the number of deaths;

    • (f) the number of minor injuries;

    • (g) the number of other hazardous occurrences;

    • (h) the total number of employees;

    • (i) the number of office employees;

    • (j) the total number of hours worked;

    • (k) the submitting officer’s name and title;

    • (l) the date of submission; and

    • (m) the telephone number.

Retention of Reports and Records

 Every employer must keep a copy of each report and record referred to in this Part for a period of 10 years after the day on which they are made.

PART 22Repeal and Coming into Force



Coming into force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.


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