Incident Reporting

Operators are required to report health & safety and environmental incidents to the CNSOPB in accordance with criteria set out in regulations and detailed in the Incident Reporting and Investigation Guidelines. Reporting to the CNSOPB by the operator includes:

  • Incident Notification (immediate verbal, immediate written and written notification depending on the nature of the incident);
  • Incident Investigation Reports (due within 21 days of occurrence, all reported incidents are to be investigated by the operator to determine information such as root cause and actions to prevent reoccurrence);
  • Quarterly Incident Statistics Reporting (due within 15 days of the end of each quarter, a statistical accounting of exposure hours, injury/occupational illness incidents, and lost/restricted workdays in the period).

Operators direct all immediate verbal notifications to the CNSOPB at (902) 496-4444. Written notification (including immediate) is submitted to the CNSOPB by  e-mail.

For each incident reported, the CNSOPB verifies that the operator takes the appropriate actions to determine the cause of the incident and to prevent its reoccurrence. The CNSOPB reviews this information, as well as information from other independent sources, to determine possible trends, commonalities and to identify specific target areas for improvement.

Pursuant to the Board’s compliance and monitoring processes, CNSOPB staff may also investigate health, safety and environmental incidents that occur at offshore worksites, depending upon their nature and severity.

Quarterly Disabling Injury Statistics

Fiscal Year Details


April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017


April 1, 2016 -  March 31, 2017


April 1, 2015 -  March 31, 2016


April 1, 2014 -  March 31, 2015


April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014


April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013