injury

Any physical damage to the body caused by an event that occurs as a result of regulated work or equipment, further classified as:

  • Fatal - An injury causing death.
  • Major injury - An injury where residual effects are likely to significantly affect long-term quality of life. Examples include, but are not limited to: loss of conciousness, repiratory impairment, multiple fractures, fractures of prominent bones (e.g., skull, vertebral column/ spine, pelvis, femur, etc.).
  • Moderate injury - The residual effects of these injuries are unlikely to have a significant effect to long-term quality of life. Examples include, but are not limited to: temporary loss of conciousness, fractures, concussions, etc.
  • Minor injury - An injury where there are typically no residual effects and full recovery is expected. Examples include, but are not limited to, bruises, cuts or minor disorientation (confusion).
  • Insignificant injury - An injury where there are typically no residual effects and full recovery is expected. Examples include, but are not limited to, temporary pain and discomfort.