What is an incident?
An incident is any instance of:
- personnel injury or chemical exposure, or
- major property damage.
Who should report an incident?
Complete an incident report form as soon as possible after the incident. These can be obtained from the lab coordinator, supervisor, or Safety Officer. After the sections are completed by those involved in the incident and supervisor, make copies of the original for the department Safety Officer, supervisor, and others as needed. The original goes to the Associate Director who will obtain the Chair's signature and forward it to EH&S. The original and copies must be delivered within 24 hours after the incident (sooner if it's a serious incident).