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Practice Injury/Incident Reporting

WSIB reporting is required if the injury/incident may result or has resulted in any or all of the following:

  • Health care by a medical practitioner for which there is a fee for service (i.e. physician, chiropractor, dentist, hospital and/or health facility(ies)
  • Loss of time from work, placement and/or university beyond the date of the incident
  • Exposure to and/or contraction of a communicable disease (i.e. TB exposure, needlestick)

In the event of a practice injury/incident requiring first aid treatment only, you do not need to make a WSIB claim. 

Please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. If additional medical attention occurs or you are uncertain about the potential severity of the incident, please obtain, complete and submit the WSIB documentation, as instructed above.

First aid is defined by the WSIB as a “one-time treatment or care and any follow-up visit(s) for observation purposes only. First aid includes, but is not limited to: cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches treating a minor burn applying bandages and/or dressings applying a cold compress, cold pack, or ice bag applying a splint changing a bandage or a dressing after a follow-up observation visit”.

Select the topic, below, that is most appropriate for your injury/incident and follow the instructions provided. Your 

Faculty Advisor or Clinical Instructor will assist you in completing the paperwork.

WSIB reporting is required (needlestick/body fluid splash)

If the practice incident is an accident or injury that necessitates WSIB reporting, please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. (If additional medical attention is desired, students are encouraged to seek attention from their family practitioners or the Ryerson University, Health Centre, KHW-181.)

Notify the practice instructor or faculty advisor as soon as possible on the day of the incident.

Obtain, complete and submit the following WSIB documentation (completed by student with their Faculty Advisor/Clinical Instructor):

For instructions on how to submit your completed forms, click here.

WSIB reporting is required (injuries other than needlestick/body fluid splash)

If the practice incident is an accident or injury that necessitates WSIB reporting, please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. (If additional medical attention is desired, students are encouraged to seek attention from their family practitioners or the Ryerson University, Health Centre, KHW-181.)

Notify the practice instructor or faculty advisor as soon as possible on the day of the incident.

Obtain, complete and submit the following WSIB documentation(completed by student with their Faculty Advisor/Clinical Instructor):

For instructions on how to submit your completed forms, click here.

WSIB reporting is not required (first aid only)

In the event of a practice injury/incident requiring first aid treatment only, you do not need to make a WSIB claim.  Please follow placement agency/facility protocol for reporting and obtaining personal medical attention. WSIB reporting is not required.  Please note: if additional medical attention is desired, students are encouraged to seek attention from their family practitioners or the Ryerson University, Health Centre, KHW-181. However, if additional medical attention occurs or you are uncertain about the potential severity of the incident, please obtain, complete and submit the WSIB documentation, as instructed above.

First aid is defined by the WSIB as a “one-time treatment or care and any follow-up visit(s) for observation purposes only. First aid includes, but is not limited to: cleaning minor cuts, scrapes, or scratches treating a minor burn applying bandages and/or dressings applying a cold compress, cold pack, or ice bag applying a splint changing a bandage or a dressing after a follow-up observation visit”.

 

To Submit First-Aid Paperwork

  • Photocopy any documentation reflective of the first aid incident (i.e. occupational health department report) and retain original copy for personal records.
  • Submit photocopied documents to the MEP in a sealed envelope addressed with the following information:
    • Attention: Mindy Harris, MEP Program Manager
    • RE: Practice Injury/Incident Reporting Forms - WSIB
    • Student: (print first and last name)
    • Ryerson Student #
    • Confidential - For Student's File

Resources

If you have questions about WSIB coverage when driving for placement duties, follow this link: http://www.wsib.on.ca/WSIBPortal/faces/WSIBManualPage?cGUID=15-03-05&fGUID=835502100635000498

WSIB-related resources available from Ryerson can be found on the web page for the office of General Counsel and Board Secretariat.