Injury and near-miss reporting

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When someone is injured during a university-related activity, or could have been injured, reporting is essential. It allows for an investigation and for corrective measures to be implemented. This applies to incidents on campus and to those off campus that are sanctioned by Concordia.

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Procedure for university employees

Injury Reporting:

  • Care for yourself or the injured person. 
  • If emergency help is required, call Campus Security at 514-848-3717. 
  • Inform your supervisor or unit head.
  • Report the injury through the Workplace Health and Safety application in Unity, ideally within 24 hours of an incident.

Please note: Employees who are injured while working must inform the treating physician that they were hurt on the job to obtain related documents. These must be uploaded to Workplace Health and Safety application.

Near-miss Reporting:

Procedure for Students, volunteers, contractors, or visitors:

Injury Reporting:

Near-miss Reporting:


Injury: An injury is an occurrence of a sudden and unforeseen event, arising out
of, or in the course of a university-sanctioned activity, attributable to any factor
that caused a physical injury to the person or persons involved or occupational
disease (exposure to conditions or substances that resulted in a disease).

Near-Miss: A Near-Miss is the occurrence of an event on university property,
arising out of, or in the course of a university-sanctioned activity attributable to
any factor that could have caused either an injury or material damage.

For more information, please refer to the Policy on Injury/Near-Miss Reporting and Investigation (VPSS-42). 

For questions, please email EHS or call: 514-848-2424, ext. 4877.

If you have sustained a work related injury you may be eligible for workers' compensation click here.

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