Accident and Incident Reporting

Dalhousie University endeavours to prevent any accidents/incidents from occurring. However, if one does occur, its goal is to respond and make the appropriate changes to neutralize the issue or decrease the rate of reoccurrence. For this reason, it is essential that all accidents and near misses are reported and recorded to ensure action may be taken.

Reporting your Accident/Incident

If you are involved in a workplace accident, whether or not an injury results, report it immediately to your supervisor. Your supervisor is required to:

  • Ensure that you receive prompt first aid or medical attention.
  • Report all workplace accidents and incidents to the EH&S Office.
  • Complete the online Accident/Incident Submission.
  • Conduct an accident investigation to prevent and/or decrease rates of reoccurrence with the help of the EH&S Office and local Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

At any time, you may request a copy of your Accident/Incident Report from the EH&S Office by emailing