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Welcome to Incident Reporting & Investigation Techniques!​

The purpose of the material in this Incident Reporting and Investigation Workshop is to provide employers, supervisors, workers and committee members:

  • with an understanding of investigations, including why they are conducted
  • what legislation requires
  • incident causation and the basic steps to an investigation so that you are comfortable conducting an investigation in your own workplace.


The information is intended for employers, supervisors, workers and committee members who are:

  • Investigating incidents in the workplace
  • Part of their workplace investigating team


The workshop details

The learning objectives for this workshop are to have an understanding of the types of occurrences, what to do at the scene of an incident, how incidents need to be reported as well as the duties and responsibilities and the internal responsibility system and finally how an investigation is conducted.

The lessons are laid out in the following order:

  • Lesson 1: What is an Occurrence?
  • Lesson 2: Types of Occurrences
  • Lesson 3: The Scene of an Incident
  • Lesson 4: Types of Reporting
  • Lesson 5: Employee Reporting (federal)
  • Lesson 6: Employer Reporting (federal)
  • Lesson 7: Annual Reporting (federal)
  • Lesson 8: Duties and Responsibilities (Internal Responsibility System)
  • Lesson 9 : Investigation Techniques
  • Lesson 10: Creating the Final Report

There are questions that you need to answer correctly placed periodically throughout this workshop to verify understanding. A final test will need to be passed to complete this workshop. 

A pass mark of 70% is required to obtain a certificate of completion for this course.


Tips to Navigate This Course

This course proceeds in a linear fashion (Lesson 1, then Lesson 2, and so on).  You will see that some lessons have quizzes.  You must complete the quiz in order to move on in the course.  Once you complete a question, click either the “Next Question” or “Finish Quiz” button, depending on the number of questions.  Once your results are calculated, click the “Click Here to Continue” button (NOT “Next Lesson”) to ensure your quiz results are recorded.

All quizzes must be completed before the final quiz is attempted.  To confirm you have completed all of the lessons, check the menu on the right hand side of the page (if on a desktop).  If the circles on each lesson are red, you have completed the lessons and are ready for the final test!


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