- Train all employees and supervisors on your injury management procedures before an injury occurs
- Assign and communicate roles and responsibilities for accident reporting
- Have at least one first aid/CPR trained employee on each job site
Immediately following injury
- Obtain immediate medical attention for the injured employee, and call 911 if the situation warrants
- Contact the foreman or supervisor if available, or nearest co-worker if not
- Notify a designated employee trained in first-aid and/or CPR to assist if needed
- First aid kits should be made available and medical supplies promptly refilled by designated personnel
- If needed, the supervisor or his designee should transport the injured worker to the company’s designated medical facility to receive appropriate medical attention
- If emergency responders are summoned, the supervisor should delegate an individual to wait for the team and escort them to the injured employee
- Take photos of the accident scene
- Begin injury report documentation
• Report of Injury
• Incident Investigation Report
- All witnesses to the accident should be available to speak with the Safety Director and/or supervisor and cooperate fully in the accident investigation
- The Safety Director should immediately notify the insurance company of the accident and file a workers compensation claim.
• If hospitalization is required, a supervisor should call the workers compensation provider immediately.
• If the injury is deemed less severe, the employer should file a workers compensation claim within five days. NOTE: Filing within the first 24 hours is typically recommended.
- A post-accident drug and/or alcohol test will be conducted in accordance with the company’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
- Ensure all accident reports and documentation are completed and submitted appropriately.
- Develop a light duty transitional plan for return to work.