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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
September 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Accident Reporting and WSIB


Accidents are unwanted events usually accompanied by undesirable consequences. The situations following accidents must be managed to reduce the overall negative impact of the accident. Accidents must be carefully investigated and analyzed to gain information that will enable the prevention of other undesirable events with one or more similar factors.

All accidents involving Laurier staff, faculty, students, visitors and contractors must be reported as per the Accident/Incident Reporting Procedure. Reports for students, visitors and contractors should be completed with an employee of the university, who witnessed the accident, or has knowledge of the accident, as soon as reasonably possible after the injury. 

*Note: Students being compensated by the university for work are considered employees and Accident/Incident Reporting Procedure must be followed.

Immediately following a workplace injury, employees must complete an Accident/Incident Report Form with their supervisor.  If attention from a health care professional is required a WSIB Package for Injured Workers must be given to an injured employee before seeing a health professional.

Accident/Incident Reporting Procedure

Accident/Incident Report Form

Fillable pdf Accident/Incident Form

WSIB Package for Injured Workers

Accident Reporting Protocol (quick reference for departmental posting)


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees.  The objective of the Return to Work Program is to provide a caring and consistent process through which Laurier will support all employees who incur a disabling injury or illness in a successful and timely reintegration to their regular positions in conjunction with their recovery to optimal functioning.

Return to Work Program

Functional Abilities Form (also included in the WSIB Package for Injured Workers)


"The workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, and Human Rights and Employment Legislation, articulate a diverse set of rights, responsibilities and accountabilities for the prevention of workplace accidents and the accommodation of individuals within the workplace.  In meeting these obligations, the University needs to adopt a consistent approach with managing absencesí relating to disability in order to ensure the early and safe return to work of employees.

Workplace Injury Accommodation Practice


This pocket card defines a "critical injury" as well as specifies responsibilities and steps to be taken immediately following a "critical injury".  For more information on what to do in the event of a "critical injury", refer to  the Accident/Incident Reporting Procedure.

Critical Injuries Card

WSIB Extended Coverage (Out of Province)

WSIB and Insurance Coverage for Students on Unpaid Placements