2022ssm-seriousaccidentreporting

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.