Workers Health & Safety Centre

Workers learning about critical health and safety documentation tools



If you want to effectively address health and safety issues you need a systematic approach — one that gathers health and safety concerns and tracks efforts to resolve them from start to finish.

Workplace representatives have considerable legal duties and need solid, documentation practices when inspecting the workplace and investigating injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Documenting health and safety issues helps:

  • Record worker concerns
  • Support JHSC recommendations and monitor JHSC functioning
  • Track compliance with recommendations and legal OHS requirements
  • Provide a history of compliance for health and safety inspectors
  • Raise the profile of, and commitment to, workplace health and safety.

WHSC offers a three-hour training program, Documenting Health and Safety, to help improve these critical documentation skills. Participants will learn the purpose and importance of documenting workplace health and safety issues and through interactive activities will practice using forms and reports. The program’s documentation tools are also available as downloadable, interactive PDFs. 

Download WHSC H&S documentation tools
Bilateral Work Stoppage form
Hazard document form
Illness Investigation form
Incident investigation form
Inspection summary report
Inspection tracking form
Recommendation form
Work refusal tracking form