Safety Incident Reporting Portal (Pilot)

The Safety Incident Reporting Portal is where supervisors and managers must report an occupational injury or illness to start a WorkSafeBC claim. This tool streamlines the process of submitting a Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7).

Supervisors and managers must use the Safety Incident Reporting Portal to report occupational injury or illness resulting in time loss and/or medical aid. All other safety incidents can also be reported, providing a record of the incident and prompting the correct level of investigation required by WorkSafeBC.

Accurately reporting and investigating incidents using the Safety Incident Reporting Portal generates data that will be analyzed and used to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses across the BC Public Service.

  • Some organizations may not require incidents to be recorded in the Safety Incident Reporting Portal in accordance with the organization’s safety program requirements.
  • All supervisors must submit a Report of Injury or Occupational Disease (Form 7), regardless of organization.  

The Safety Incident Reporting Portal supports managers and supervisors leading a Joint Incident Investigation by providing:

  • Notification that a manager/supervisor has been assigned to lead a Joint Incident Investigation
  • Reminders of investigation deadlines
  • Record keeping of the Joint Incident Investigation
  • Corrective actions that are assigned with deadlines
  • Reports compiled from incident data recorded on the Safety Incident Reporting Portal

For more information, see the resources below, and review the Safety Incident Reporting Portal Application Guide: Step 1

Managers and supervisors (or their designates) across the BC Public Service and the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) branch of the BC Public Service Agency can access the Safety Incident Reporting Portal. Supervisors and managers are required to:

  • Control hazards
  • Report injuries that may result in a claim for compensation to WorkSafeBC
  • Investigate incidents

To access the portal:

Or:

  • Click on the Safety Incident Reporting Portal link in a notification email that you have received about an incident

To report an incident through the Safety Incident Reporting Portal, use the link below:
https://govbc.cority.com/portalregistration/login.railsRestricted Access

Log on using your BC Government IDIR credentials.

Why report safety incidents?

  • Prevention of similar incidents.Reporting incidents in the Safety Incident Reporting Portal generates data that is analyzed and ultimately used to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses across the BC Public Service
  • WorkSafe BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (OHSR) Part 3.10 requires unsafe conditions and acts to be reported as soon as possible, and that the person receiving the report must investigate/correct the reported unsafe condition or act

What will the data be used for?

  • Data entered into the Safety Incident Reporting Portal allows the BC PSA to generate reports on topics such as the number and type of incidents in a particular worksite or ministry.The reports can then be shared with ministries and client groups, where data can be analyzed and ultimately used to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses across the BC Public Service.

What steps have been taken to ensure privacy for the Safety Incident Reporting Portal?

  • Single sign-on with BC Government IDIR verification
  • Access to data is heavily regulated and periodically reviewed to ensure no person has inappropriate access to sensitive data
  • All data is stored within Canada at secure facilities
  • Authentication aligns to Provincial standards and may exceed them eventually when 2-Factor Authentication is implemented
  • Data is encrypted so that it is useless if intercepted.
  • Backup data is stored separately from originals in different locations, as per disaster recovery policy. Backup data is not mixed with other customer data
  • Robust audit tracking allows for access to records of who, when, and what has been viewed or edited on each employee’s record. Audit data is reviewed quarterly

Who can see the information from incident reports?

  • Managers and supervisors (or their designates) completing the reports and investigations in the Safety Incident Reporting Portal
  • BC PSA Safety Specialists
  • Information can also be made available to others upon request by supervisors or managers
  • For specific incident investigation reports for a workplace, please contact Jason Taylor, Occupational Safety Specialist

Who can access the Safety Incident Reporting Portal?

  • Managers and supervisors (or designates) across the BC Public Service and the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) branch of the BC Public Service Agency.

Why do only managers and supervisors have access to the Safety Incident Reporting Portal?

  • Supervisors and managers are required to control hazards report injuries that may result in a claim for compensation to WorkSafeBC, and investigate incidents.

I’ve received an email from info@cority.com about an incident. What do I do next?

  • Emails are sent either for notification (e.g. that a corrective action has been completed) and/or to prompt you to take further action (e.g. you are required to complete a review of an incident report).You can either click on the link in the email or log in via the Safety Incident Reporting Portal and view the myWork section to see if you have any outstanding actions assigned to you.

My employee has had an injury and I need to submit a Form 7.  Does the Safety Incident Reporting Portal do that?

  • Choosing “Injury with Time Loss/Medical Aid” as the type of incident submits a Form 7 to WorkSafeBC, starting a claim. Once the report is submitted, the supervisor completes the Supervisor Hazard Review by inputting the firm code, and the Form 7 information will be sent to WorkSafeBC. If you need assistance, please contact Jason Taylor at Jason.Taylor@gov.bc.ca or call (778) 698-8019.

How do I obtain a record of an incident?

  • Managers and supervisors can access any incident report or investigation that they have participated in via the Safety Incident Reporting Portal.
  • Click on the incident icon
  • When the incident reporting page comes up, click on the Previously Submitted tab. All the incidents you have reported will be listed
  • For specific incident investigation reports for a workplace, please contact Jason Taylor, Occupational Safety Specialist

How does my work group, branch, division or ministry obtain data on our safety performance?

  • If your work group has been using the Safety Incident Reporting Portal to report hazardous conditions and incidents, Workplace Heath & Safety can provide data on most of the information captured in the Safety Incident Reporting Portal. Before the information can be provided, WHS will have to verify that the information can be provided to the person requesting it. To obtain this data, please contact Jason Taylor, Occupational Safety Specialist.