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You don't have to report all workplace incidents. But here are six incidents you MUST report!

by , 12 August 2015
Incidents in the workplace can be a scary experience for all concerned, and knowing when to report them is vital information for any employer. But you don't have to report all workplace incidents. Here are incidents that you have to report...

You must report incidents in the workplace if: 

1. A person dies, becomes unconscious, loses part of a limb or the entire limb itself. 
2. There is likelihood that the person may die because of the injury.
3. The person may suffer from a permanent defect. 
4. The injured person will be unable to work for at least 14 days. 
5. The injured person will be unable to return to the work that he/she was employed for through you. 
6. The person requires medical treatment other than first aid. 

You must also report any incident where the health and safety of the individual is in danger. This can be when: 

1. A dangerous substance, such as toxic chemicals, was spilled. 
2. The uncontrolled release of any substance, under pressure, occurs. 
3. Machinery failures or fractures resulting uncontrolled moving objects.
 
 
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When we asked the Commissioner what he wants in an incident report, this is what he said...
 
Whenever you place a claim for one of your employees with COID, the Compensation Commissioner examines your incident report in extensive detail.
 
And I know exactly what he looks for!
 
He checks that every detail of the workplace incident or occupational injury has been included along with all the details of your investigation.
 
Miss JUST ONE point on his checklist, and he'll delay your claim. And your employee's compensation will now be your problem!
 
That's why you need to make sure you conduct a thorough incident investigation the first time around.
 
Here are the tips he shared with me!

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So, there you have it! Incidents that must be reported. But there is still a lot more to know! So click here and gain access to all there is to know on incidents in the workplace.


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