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Section 173 of the Workers Compensation Act states that an employer must immediately undertake an investigation into the cause of any accident or other incident that resulted in injury to a worker requiring medical treatment or did not involve injury to a worker, or involved only minor injury not requiring medical treatment, but that had a potential for causing serious injury to a worker.
A risk assessment may need to be carried out as part of an accident investigation to establish the primary causes of the injury and help determine the interventions needed to prevent injury recurrence. Where a risk assessment is carried out as part of an accident investigation, the law requires the assessment to be documented.
If you require further assistance with an MSI injury prevention strategy, you can get advice from your local WorkSafeBC (Workers' Compensation Board) prevention officer, who can be contacted at your local WorkSafeBC office.
Alternatively, you can speak with a WorkSafeBC ergonomist at 604 276-3100 or toll-free in British Columbia at 1 888 621-7233. You can also e-mail us at: