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Accident Investigation Form

Author: Julie H. Cox

When to Use This Form

Even despite the best efforts of employers and employees, accidents occur on the job. Having a place to record what happened can prevent liability or help back up claims in the case of negligence. The accident investigation form should be filled out once an employee has been tended to in the event of an emergency, before details about the accident are lost. Recording information about the accident can help prevent a similar event from happening in the future as well. There are currently no specific standards for accident investigation.

This form and the OSHA's Form 300 Log, the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, can help the employer and OSHA investigators, if an inspection occurs, develop an idea of the extent and degree of severity of accidents that occur on the job.