Workplace Health and Safety

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  • Program & Compliance Assessments
  • Insurance/ Risk Assessments
  • Policy & Program Development
  • Forensic Injury/Incident Investigation
  • Education & Training Support
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  • Drug/Alcohol Program Development
  • Workers' Compensation Board Support


Forensic Accident Investigation


workplaceWhen a serious workplace incident occurs or worse yet a life is lost within an organization, the company involved is served well by having an independent investigator act as the central hub within the investigation process in which all relevant information is channelled and assessed. It is critically important to ensure that early intervention is obtained so that a complete and detailed investigation is initiated at the outset in order to provide optimum protection to the company and/or its representatives that may be charged.

By having legal counsel retain APEX INTEGRATED (West) INC. on behalf of a corporation, litigation privilege is then attached to the investigative findings and report. In-house investigations conducted by company personnel do not usually afford the same kind of litigation privilege.

As part of the investigation team, APEX will ensure that all aspects of the investigation process, including the delivery of a post-incident report are forensically sound. As a set of independent eyes and to strengthen the investigation findings, APEX can further support the process by evaluating key aspects of the organization including:

  • company safety manuals and other existing health, safety and environment protocols that were in place at the time
  • employee training records and company training practices
  • documented safe work practices
  • hazard assessment practices and supporting documentation

The subsequent outcome of the steps just mentioned could include making recommendations as to the adoption of changes or amendments as circumstances would dictate. Other services available would include:

  • the interviewing of witnesses and the creation of written records
  • securing, retaining and providing guidance to appropriate experts
  • the collection of evidence, which would include taking photographs and the hiring of and direction of surveyors and draft persons for the preparation of incident scene drawings etc

If desired by the client, assistance could also be provided with the in-house reporting requirement to Workplace Health & Safety.

Good companies\employers can no longer rely on their existing reputation to keep them out of the public eye when matters of a potentially negative nature arise. The consequence of having a serious workplace injury or incident can result in a company's reputation being quickly and severely damaged. This in conjunction with ever increasing fines and the risk of criminal charges being laid emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all contraventions of prescribed legislation are attended to swiftly and properly. With over thirty years experience in injury/incident investigation in industrial settings, APEX can provide all that is required to ensure that timely and forensically solid methods and techniques are applied to any workplace investigation. The unprecedented familiarity and experience of APEX involving the application of scientific investigative principles in workplace circumstances ensures highly factual investigative reporting and results in this critical aspect of business. The client is assured that the identification, collection, documenting and preservation of evidence are of the highest caliber available and that the supporting report is equal in quality and value.

FOR IMMEDIATE/24 – HOUR ASSISTANCE PLEASE e-mail or send a text message outlining your need to tothmgmt@telus.net; you will receive a call back from an APEX representative within 5 minutes.

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