To define the River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) process for investigating and correcting reported incidents.
This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a standard, procedure and program framework for all facilities and stakeholder groups for reporting, response, investigating and corrective measure implementation for safety concerns and incidents at RETSD.
Management workers must work in consultation with non-management workers in incident reporting, response, investigation and corrective action activities.
INCIDENT INVESTIGATION GUIDELINES
An effective safety incident investigation generally will contain the following elements:
A visit to the specific incident scene by the investigators and the stakeholder concerned.
Interviews of the stakeholders concerned and any witnesses to the incident.
A simulation and chronology of the events leading up to, including and immediately after the incident.
A close inspection of the current physical environment where the incident occurred and notations of any different physical environment factors.
Listening actively, asking probing questions to verify the meaning of responses.
Accurate notes that have been reviewed with interviewed stakeholders for verification to ensure completeness
After an investigation is completed, RETSD in consultation with the co-chairpersons or designates, the representative or the worker, as applicable, must prepare a written report that includes the following:
Note: This requirement is covered if the appropriate reporting, investigation, and corrective action forms are used. Always use the RETSD safety forms to record, investigate and implement corrective actions for incidents.
CORRECTIVE ACTION GUIDELINES
Ensure proposed corrective action solutions are reasonable and practicable, using combinations of administrative controls, personal protective equipment and engineering controls as reasonable and practicable.
If you have any questions about corrective action implementation, contact the safety and health officer or your human resources department.
A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.
All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:
Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.
Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.
Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.