Serious accident reporting
It’s not optional.
All serious accidents must be reported and documented. OSHA requires it. And USPS can be fined if it doesn’t. What’s a serious accident?
- Any accident that results in a fatality or inpatient hospitalization of one or more employees.
- Any occupational illness or disease that results in the death of an employee.
- Any accident involving non-employees that results in a fatality or the inpatient hospitalization of one or more persons.
- Occupational accidents that result in the death of an employee or non-employee within six months of the date of the accident.
- Any occupational injury to an employee or non-employee involving mutilation, amputation, or loss of vision in one or both eyes.
- Occupational accidents involving property damage exceeding $100,000.
- Any occupational accident of one or more employees that results in inpatient hospitalization due to chemical exposure.
And that’s smart safety!
For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.