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Information for

Hazard / Incident and Investigation Reporting / Inspection

Hazard Reporting:

  • A “HAZARD“ is an “Unsafe Condition”

  • It could cause Injury if not corrected

  • Use Incident and Investigation Form

  • Hazard Report

  • Formal method to inform Supervisor

  • Requests a “Preventive Action” – to prevent Injury

Incident and Investigation Reporting:

  • An “Incident” is any occurrence which was not planned (negative experimental results do not count!)

  • All incidents must be immediately reported as described in the UWSO procedure

  • All incidents must be investigated by the Supervisor and an Incident Investigation Report completed as described by the UWSO

  • LINK:  https://uwaterloo.ca/safety-office/emergency-procedures/incident-and-hazard-reporting

  • For your benefit in case of injury and helps to prevent propagation of bad lab practice and reoccurrence of Incidents, with “Corrective Actions” applied

Lab Safety Inspections:

In short, WORK SAFE, GO HOME SAFE.