Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:39:55 -0700
Reply-To: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV>
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From: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV>
Subject: Re: HELP-What are your company policies on accident reporting???
Comments: To: Paula Brown
In-Reply-To: <405524179FE7C842A29435C0CF75570E0945C4D945**At_Symbol_Here**>
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 

Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM
Safety Officer
Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory

>>> "Brown, Paula"  10/9/2009 2:52 PM >>>

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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