The simplest way to ensure safety is to report each and every time any incident or “near miss” that compromises a safe working environment occurs. When an incident or near miss occurs, report it immediately to your principal/vice-principal/supervisor and then file a Workplace Safety & Health Incident Form. They will investigate the incident and implement control measures (what is being put in place to ensure the safety of the member), as far as is reasonably practicable, to immediately eliminate the threat of a similar incident from reoccurring.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured at work, or nearly injured, yes.
Yes. They are not the same thing. My Referrals is only for the use of the division for tracking of student behaviour. Workplace Safety & Health forms are sent to the Division’s Safety Officer and should result in corrective action when necessary.
If you fill in a Workplace Safety & Health form and don't feel there have been any corrective actions taken to remedy the situation you should touch base with your principal or site supervisor and ask for an update. If you aren't happy with the response you can call the board office and ask to speak with the Division's Safety Officer.
Employee Connect is the only way to access the report. You can get there via the RETTA website (link at the top of this page), through Tyler, in the Staff Portal (Departments > Workplace Safety & Health > Report a Safety Concern or Incident) and, of course, directly through Employee Connect.