DAOD 5018-2, Report of Injuries and Exposure to Toxic Substances

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2002-04-05

Application: This is an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Approval Authority: This DAOD is issued under the authority of the Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM).

Enquiries: Director Casualty Support Management (DCSM).


2. Overview

Context

2.1 CAF members may be required to serve in situations that can be dangerous to their life or health. In order to ensure that CAF members and former CAF members may be provided pensions and other benefits under the Pension Act, all injuries, as well as exposure or suspected exposure to toxic substances, must be reported and documented.

Documentation

2.2 The commanding officer (CO) of a CAF member shall ensure that a permanent record of the relevant circumstances pertaining to an injury, or exposure or suspected exposure to a toxic substance, is kept on the CAF member's permanent personal file. The record shall include all relevant information including the way in which the circumstances relate to the military mission or task.

3. Process

Recording

3.1 Incidents of injuries as well as exposure or suspected exposure to toxic substances shall be recorded on form CF 98, Report on Injuries or Exposure to Toxic Material.

Temporary Duty

3.2 When a CAF member on temporary duty is injured, or exposed or suspected to have been exposed to a toxic substance, the CO of the host unit shall ensure that form CF 98 is completed and distributed, and that an information copy is sent to the parent unit of the CAF member.

Amendment

3.3 Any person making an amendment to information recorded on form CF 98 shall sign and date the change.

Time Limit

3.4 The completed form CF 98 shall be forwarded to higher authority within fourteen days of the incident and shall not be delayed because the injured CAF member is unable to make a statement. The statement shall be forwarded as soon as possible. Form CF 98 shall be submitted even if the fourteen-day time limit is exceeded.

4. Responsibilities

Responsibility Table

4.1 The following table identifies the primary responsibilities for implementing this policy.

The ...is responsible for ...

member's CO

  • ensuring that form CF 98 is originated and completed within established time lines.

DCSM

  • evaluating the effectiveness of this DAOD; and
  • verifying, approving and filing form CF 98.

5. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other References

  • QR&O 21.46, Investigation of Injury or Death
  • Form CF 98, Report on Injuries or Exposure to Toxic Material