According to the text, what will happen if you are unable to complete an incident/injury report within 24 hours of the event?
Steps to Reporting an On the Job Incident or Injury
Workplace incidents resulting in injuries are all too common. State and local regulations require on-the-job incidents and injuries to be reported as soon as the danger has passed and the employee is safe but within 24 hours of the event. OSHA requires notification of fatalities within 8 hours of the event and hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss within 24 hours. Employees should seek immediate medical attention if injury is suspected.
Employees are required to complete an incident or injury form to report any work-related injury, illness, or “near miss” incident, no matter how minor. Incident and injury reports help companies improve their safety protocols and keep workers safe. If an employee is involved in a workplace incident, they must complete the report within 24 hours of the event. In the event that an employee cannot complete the report within that time frame, the employee’s immediate supervisor must complete the report with assistance from any witnesses to the incident or injury. Copies of the report will be forwarded to the appropriate agencies and be kept on file in the company office for a period of five years.
To complete an incident/injury report:
You will receive an extension to complete the report, provided you request such an extension.
Your co-workers may act as witnesses to write the report on your behalf and submit it to management.
Your supervisor will complete the report with help from any witnesses who may have seen what happened.
You will be denied any and all claims to reimbursement for medical bills or paid time off for recovery.
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