What is considered a violent incident?
The exercise, or attempt to exercise physical force by a person against a worker, in a workplace, that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker (teacher). A statement or behaviour that can be reasonably interpreted as a threat to exercise physical force against a worker (teacher).
What does this legal sounding wording mean?? If any person on school property (student, co-worker, visitor, etc) commits an act or tries to commit an act of violence against an employee, including bullying behaviour, it is considered a violent incident.
Who needs to complete a report?
Under Bill 157, employees of school boards are required to report to the principal, as soon as is reasonably possible but no later than the end of the day, and to fill out an Incident/Accident Report Form.
If the incident has resulted in an injury to yourself, you will also be required to complete a WSIB
For more information about Staff Reporting responsibilities click here.
For more information about Bill 157 click here.
Where do I find the report? What do I do with the report?
Click here to access the form. Even if an administrator is advising against filing an Incident/Accident Report form, you are required under the Education Act (Bill 157) to complete and return the form.
Once the form has been filled out, copy the form and keep a copy for yourself, send one to the Health and Safety Rep (send through the board courier to the OT Office, attention: Marsha Cober, or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org) and give a copy to the administrator at the school where the incident occurred.
Please do not hesitate to call the local office (519-571-0222) if you have any questions about Incident/Accident Reporting Forms or violent incidents.