Reporting an Injury
Where possible, a resident will endeavour to protect himself or herself from harm through proper use of personal protective equipment. It is imperative that each resident review and understand the health and safety protocols of the institution in which they are working. On occasion, incidents and injuries do occur despite the best efforts to prevent them.
If you are injured while on clinical placement, please follow the process listed below. Do not skip any steps.
- Resident experiences workplace injury.
- Resident immediately obtains first aid and, if necessary, report to the nearest emergency room. Resident self-identifies as a NOSM Resident.
- Resident reports to the Occupational Health Department* and complete NOSM’s Injury/Incident Reporting Form in conjunction with Supervisor.
- If the injury is needle stick or fluid splash: See your site specific Occ. Health Dept or Coordinator for additional forms if required.
- Resident emails or faxes the completed NOSM Injury/Incident Report within 24 hours to email@example.com or 705-671-3880.
- NOSM HR designate will follow up with Resident for status of injury and to gather any missing required information.
- NOSM HR designate generates and submits the WSIB Form7 to WSIB.
- WSIB follows up with the Resident directly by mail and/or telephone.
- Claims Management: NOSM HR designate will monitor the injury and close the file upon Resident returning to work in a full time capacity.
After file is closed, Resident is expected to report any re-occurrence of the injury to the supervisor and to the NOSM HR designate (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately.
- NOSM has three (3) business days to fill out the Form 7 from date of learning about the incident.
- WSIB adjudicates the claim using three forms which are:
- Form 6 – Worker’s Report of Injury (WSIB will provide this form to the worker (Resident) through the mail or it can be accessed on the WSIB website.
- Form 7 – Employer’s Report of Injury
- Form 8 – Health Professional Report
- *Report to Occ. Health Department only if there is one at location, if not go straight to supervising Faculty
Any questions can be sent to: email@example.com.