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SAFETY

I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our members when working on set. 

New Brunswick

 Safety-New Brunswick Government of New Brunswick, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Newfoundland and Labrador

 Safety-Newfoundland Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Nova Scotia

 Safety-Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Health and Safety Guidelines for the Nova Scotia Screen Based Production Industry

Ontario

Safety-Ontario

Government of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

Government of Ontario, Safety Guidelines for the Film and Television Industry in Ontario

FilmSafety.ca - Section 21 Film & Television Health & Safety Advisory Committee-Ontario Ministry of Labour
 
Government of Ontario, Child Performers Guideline 
 Diving Operations Regulations Guide, Government of Ontario

Prince Edward Island

 Safety-Prince Edward Island Government of Prince Edward Island, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Quebec

 Safety-Quebec

Gouvernment du Quebec, An Act respecting occupational health and safety

Commision de la sante et de la securite du travail Francais

Safety Rules for the Quebec Film and Video Industry

  

Needle Disposal Policy

Program for Exposure Incident Reporting (PEIR)

Workers Health and Safety Boards in Eastern Canada

WSIB Reporting

In All Cases of Injury/Disease
Regardless of the nature of any injury or disease you may incur on set, it is extremely important that it be reported immediately to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board or Workers Compensation Board in your Province. Employers (production) are no longer solely responsible for submitting this claim.  It is up to you to be sure it has been sent in. Delays in reporting may result in a delay or denial of a Workers Claim. The procedure in which each province deals with Workers Compensation can be different. You will need to contact the Board in your province to be certain of the procedure. The following is a contact list for Canada including the National Office followed by an example of reporting procedures in the province of Ontario:

Reporting An Injury or Disease in the Workplace In Ontario:
An example of what is expected when reporting an injury/disease in the workplace, as it pertains to Ontario is as follows:

The Employer Must:

  • Make sure first aid is given immediately.
  • Make sure there is a record of the first aid treatment/advice given to the worker.
  • Complete and give to the worker the Treatment Memorandum Form 156 if the worker needs more than first aid treatment/advice.
  • Provide immediate transportation to a hospital, a doctor's office, or the worker's home, if necessary.
  • Complete Form 7 (the Employers Report of Injury Form), if the worker needs more than first aid treatment/advice. Make sure also to ask the worker to file a claim and give consent to the release of functional abilities information on this Form 7.
  • Give the worker the pink copy of the Form 7.
  • Return the completed Form 7 to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) within three days of learning of the work-related injury or occupational disease. If the worker is unable or unwilling to sign, send the Form on without the signature.
  • Pay full wages and benefits for the day or shift on which the injury occurred.
  • Cooperate in the worker's early and safe return to work.
  • Supply a Functional Abilities Form 2647 to the health professional treating the worker. Ensure that the worker's signed consent to the release of functional abilities information is attached. This signed consent will either be on the Form 7 (Employer's Report of Injury) or on the employer's copy of the Form 6 (Employees Report of Injury).

The Worker Must:

  • Get first aid right away.
  • Tell the employer of any injury or the possible onset of a work-related disease/condition, regardless of the nature or impact of the injury or disease/condition.
  • File a claim for workplace insurance benefits promptly, when more than first aid treatment/advice is needed. At the same time, give written consent to the release of functional abilities information to the employer. This can be done by either signing Form 7, if possible, or Form 6 supplied by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
  • If signing a Form 6, give a copy of it to the employer.
  • Choose a doctor or other qualified health professional. Do not change health professionals without permission from the WSIB.
  • Cooperate in health care treatment.
  • Cooperate in safe return to work.
  • Complete and return all WSIB form promptly.
  • Report to the WSIB any changes in income, return to work status or medical condition.

Employers' Report of Injury/Disease Form 7
Form 7 must be completed and sent to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) within three days of learning of a work-related injury or occupational disease that either causes a worker to:

  • be absent from regular work;
  • require modified duties at regular pay or less than regular pay;
  • earn less than regular pay at regular work; and/or
  • obtain health care.
  • Form 7 must also be completed if eye glasses, dentures and/or artificial appliances were damaged as a result of work-related injuries.
  • To receive benefits, the worker must file a claim and provide consent to the release of functional abilities information. This should be done on the Form 7. If the worker does not sign Form 7, the WSIB will send a Form 6 to the worker to complete.

You find out more about WSIB on their website or contact them at:

www.wsib.on.ca
416-344-1000 or toll free at 1-800-387-0750

Additionally, you may want to visit the Workers Health and Safety Centre
www.whsc.on.ca

Workers Compensation Boards in Eastern Canada
AWCBC National Office
6551 B Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6
Telephone: (905)542-3633
Fax: (905)542-0039
E-mail: contact@awcbc.org Web Site: www.awcbc.org

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
200 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3J1
Telephone: (416)344-1000
Fax: (416)344-3999
Web Site: www.wsib.on.ca

Workers' Compensation Board Of Nova Scotia
5668 South Street P.O. Box 1150
Halifax NS B3J 2Y2
Telephone: (902)491-8000
Fax: (902) 491-8002
Web Site: www.wcb.ns.ca

Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission
1 Portland Street P.O. Box 160
Saint John NB E2L 3X9
Telephone: (506)632-2200
Fax: (506)632-4999
Web Site: www.whscc.nb.ca

Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island
14 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown PEI C1A 4Y1
Telephone: (902)368-5680
Fax: (902)368-5705
Web Site: www.wcb.pe.ca

Workplace Health Safety & Compensation Commission
146-148 Forest Road P.O. Box 9000, Station B
St.John's NF A1A 3B8
Telephone: (709)778-1000
Fax: (709)738-1714
Web Site: www.whscc.nf.ca

Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail
1199, rue de Bleury
CP 6056, Succursale <<centre-ville>>
Montréal QC H3C 4E1
Telephone: (514) 873-7183
Fax: (514) 873-7007
Web Site: www.csst.qc.ca

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
33 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4W3
Telephone: (204) 954-4321
Fax: (204) 954-4999
Web Site: www.wcb.mb.ca

Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
200-1881 Scarth Street
Regina SK S4P 4L1
Telephone: (306) 787-4370
Fax: (306) 787-4311
Web Site: www.wcbsask.com

Workers’ Compensation Board - Alberta
150- 4311  12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 4P9  Tel: 403-517-6000  Fax: 1-800-661-1993
or
9912  107 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5K 1G5  Tel: 780-498-3999  Fax: 780-427-5863
Web Site: www.wcb.ab.ca

Workers’ Compensation Board of BC
6951 Westminster Highway
Richmond BC V7C 1C6 
Telephone: (604) 231-8888
Fax: (604) 233-9777
Web Site: www.worksafebc.com

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Board
401 Strickland Street
Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 5N8
Telephone: (867) 667-5645
Fax: (867) 393-6279
Web Site: www.wcb.yk.ca

Northwest Territories & NunavutWorkers’ Safety

& Compensation Commission
5022 49th Street
5th Floor Centre Square Tower

Yellowknife NT X1A 2R3
Telephone: (867) 920-3888
Fax: (867) 873-4596
Web Site: www.wcb.nt.ca