Injury and Illness Reporting
It’s important that employers know when a worker has been injured for several reasons.
First, if you don’t know when such an injury occurs, you can’t take the necessary steps to prevent similar injuries.
Second, you may need to report certain injuries, especially serious ones, to your jurisdiction’s OHS regulator and/or the workers’ comp board.
So it is important to make sure that workers know that they’re required to report injuries to a supervisor, OHS coordinator or other designated individual.
This report on injury/illness reporting highlights some of the hurdles you may face when dealing with injury or illness reporting. Including steps to help you overcome reluctance and how to effectively implement incident notification processes.