When Do I Report an Injury to OSHA?

No one hopes for an injury to occur or prays for the worse in another person life, but unfortunately work-related injuries are guaranteed to happen. Even though we can’t make everything perfect, we can be prepared for whatever may happen and the best way to do that is to increase your knowledge on the requirements of reporting an injury so that if an injury does occur you will know how to properly react.

One of the most common things people often wonder is when it’s necessary to notify OSHA about an injury. The answer is when an employee suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, loss of an eye, or when an injury results in a fatality. Work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye injuries must be reported within 24 hours, and an injury results in a fatality must be reported within eight hours.

If the injury needs to be reported, it can be relayed one of three different ways:

  • By calling the nearest OSHA office
  • By calling the OSHA 24-hour hotline at 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA)
  • By reporting online

When you begin to turn-in the report, be sure to have the following necessary items on hand:

  • Business name
  • names of employees affected
  • location and time of the incident
  • brief description of the incident
  • contact person
  • phone number

While the best possible option in this situation is just to avoid injury altogether, for this to happen, knowledge and prevention are going to be key. We here at Safety Solutions & Supply offer safety training classes to help you do just that. You can choose from three different formats for safety training as we offer training at our state-of-the-art learning center location in Mulberry, FL, onsite training at your location, and virtual hosted training. For additional information, visit us online or call us at 866-537-2262

 

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Mulberry, Florida 33860

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