Paula, The Los Angeles Public Health Lab rule also calls for immediate notificatio n of an injury; the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan uses all caps: "IMMEDIATELY". However, there's no "immediate termination" attached to that policy. In the end though, when it's time to figure out who gets to pay the medical bills there could be trouble, and the employee will be very happy he or she followed the policy and made a prompt accident report. Eric Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM Safety Officer Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory >>> "Brown, Paula"
10/9/2009 2:52 PM >>> Team: We have a company policy that states "Accidents which occur on company premises must be reported before the end of the shift" no matter the severity. The consequence for leaving company premises, then reporting it the next day or several days after that, is immediate termination. Prevention is our goal. However, if an accident occurs and we are not notified, then we cannot prevent it from happening to another employee, we cannot perform the mandatory drug test, and we cannot take them to the doctor for medical evaluation and care. What are your rules or policies on accident reporting????? I need your replies. Thank You Paula Brown HSE Manager-EMT
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