Address a Workplace Accident

Key Points

  • It is important for an employer to have an accident resolution and investigation procedure in the event an accident occurs in the workplace.
  • An effective accident resolution and investigation procedure will be able to quickly, but accurately, identify the root causes of an accident. An employer may then be able to use that information to prevent similar events from happening in the future.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires an employer to keep certain records relating to employee injuries or illnesses that occur in the workplace. OSHA also requires an employer to report deaths and certain injuries and hospitalizations resulting from workplace incidents.

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