Reporting work-related injury or illness: Federal government employers - Your responsibilities

2. Your responsibilities

You must ensure that employees who are injured receive immediate medical attention. You must deal with incidents in a timely and organized manner. In the minutes following an accident you must:

  • ensure the employee receives first aid; and
  • provide transportation if the employee needs to be transported to a medical facility.

Reporting injuries

For injuries requiring first aid only (not requiring the services of a medical doctor), you must maintain an accurate record of the incident, including the date and type of injury. You must keep these records in the workplace for two years.

You must report all work-related injuries or illnesses that require medical care beyond first aid or result in lost time. Send the Employer's Report of Injury or Disease form to the Federal Workers’ Compensation Service within three days of the injury.

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