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					This Company Accident Policy outlines the steps an employee should take in the event
that an accident or illness occurs in the workplace. This document can be included in
the employee handbook or can be used on its own. The steps included in reporting an
accident include calling an ambulance in case of emergency, contacting a supervisor,
writing a full accident report and the reporting policy for non-injured employees. This
document is ideal for companies that want to promote workplace safety and inform their
employees of the procedure for reporting accidents.
Company Accident/Safety Policy

It is our policy to take any and all steps necessary to ensure the health and safety of our
employees. Our company policies are in compliance with all state and federal rules and
regulations. It is the responsibility of every employee to respect and follow our safety
procedures and rules at all times.

Should an employee become injured or sick, you will be required to report this right away
to your supervisor. If there was “close call” and an accident almost happened it is a good
idea to report this as well. It could help management define a safety problem that needs
to be addressed.

The Workers Compensation Act provides that any employee who is insured or loses time
at work because of an injury will be compensated. The employee will not, however, be
allowed to return to work until they have fully been cleared by a doctor.

An accident report should always be completed when an employee is injured, required
medical attention no matter how small, or experiences a “close call” in terms of an
accident happening. Incident reports are investigated, and safety precautions updated if
necessary. These reports are also added to the company’s OSHA record log.

Please note that disciplinary action could result for anyone who fails to report an
accident.

If an accident occurs, and you are the injured party, you should do the following:
1.      If accident is severe (i.e., life-threatening), contact a supervisor if possible, and
then make a determination if 911 needs to be called, if a supervisor or other worker needs
to take you to an emergency room or urgent care facility, if on-site medical treatment will
be sufficient, etc.. If time is of the essence, and a supervisor is unavailable for some
reason, contact another co-worker and have him or her help you assess the seriousness of
this event.
2.      If an accident occurs and it is not life-threatening, contact a supervisor, or have
another worker contact a supervisor on you behalf. Follow supervisor's directions.
3.      Once you have alerted a supervisor and/or co-worker, write down as many details
as possible about what caused your injury. If you are unable to write, have a co-worker
or supervisor write down what you are saying.

If an accident occurs, and you are not the injured party, you should do the following:
1.      If necessary, assist the injured person. If possible, notify a supervisor or have
another co-worker notify the supervisor. Provide whatever care and comfort is possible.
(NOTE: Unless you are a trained medical provider, do NOT move any injured person
who appears to have an injured back or neck, as moving this person may cause additional
injuries.)
2.      As soon as is possible, write down, with as much detail as possible, what you
witnessed. If you saw how the injury occurred, describe it. If you came on to the scene

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after the injury, describe how the injured person appears, where he or she is sitting or
laying down, what the injured person (or other witnesses) said (if anything), etc..
(NOTE: Your first priority is to take care of the injured person, if your assistance is
necessary. But once this is done, write down your observations as soon as possible, as
your memory will likely be less reliable, the longer you wait.
        Information that should be included is: Who else was present at the time of the
injury; was anyone involved drinking or under the influence of any medication; the exact
(or approximate) times various events occurred; etc.. It is better to include too much
information, rather than too little information. And if you quote what someone has said,
make sure you make it clear that it is a quote, and not your own words/interpretation.

THE SUPERVISOR THAT SHOULD BE CONTACTED IN THE EVENT OF A
WORKPLACE INJURY IS: ________________________________ [NAME AND
PHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY SUPERVISOR TO BE CONTACTED.] IF
THIS PERSON IS NOT WORKING, OR IS OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE AT THE
TIME, THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED IS: __________________
_______________ [NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF SECONDARY
SUPERVISOR OR OTHER WORKER WHO SHOULD BE CONTACTED IF
PRIMARY IS NOT AVAILABLE.]

{Instruction: The below paragraph is optional}

This company/business has a formal checklist of things to be done in the case of a
workplace injury. This list is located in/at _____________________________
[PROVIDE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE THIS CHECKLIST IS LOCATED]




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Description: This Company Accident Policy outlines the steps an employee should take in the event that an accident or illness occurs in the workplace. This document can be included in the employee handbook or can be used on its own. The steps included in reporting an accident include calling an ambulance in case of emergency, contacting a supervisor, writing a full accident report and the reporting policy for non-injured employees. This document is ideal for companies that want to promote workplace safety and inform their employees of the procedure for reporting accidents.
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