Section 6.2: Reporting Incidents

How careful you may be, there is always a possibility of accidents to occur at your workplace. The accidents reporting help in preventing the same types of accidents in future and taking appropriate actions immediately.

The organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have laid out several guidelines to keep your work environment safe. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing rules called standards for workplace safety and health. To implement OSHA regulations to ensure a safe work environment in your office, you need to maintain tools and equipment, keep records of accidents, and display a safety information poster in your office.

OSHA encourages companies to developing a safety program in the company that is filled with practical advice and information from experienced safety professionals. Good safety plans ensure that the interests of the workers are protected and cost of company is reduced. Periodic workplace inspections and a training program for workers are good safety plans.