Work place injuries have repercussions that reach beyond those directly involved. Often times, witnessing coworkers are affected, not necessarily physically, but psychologically by such traumatic events.

The WorkSafeBC Critical Incident Response (CIR) Program is an early intervention initiative that provides critical incident intervention to workers and employers who have experienced a traumatic event in the workplace. The goal is to reduce the distress that workers and employers may experience immediately following an event, and to mitigate the development of further, more serious difficulties.

Participation is voluntary and confidential, and may involve groups or individuals.

To report an incident and have a mental health provider sent to your workplace, call  1.888.922.3700 (toll free in BC). The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls made between 9 am and 11 pm will be returned immediately.

You can find their guidelines here.