Thursday, October 6, 2011

Incident Reporting

An incident report must be submitted to the Commissioner of Workplace Safety and Health for all accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases. Employers and occupiers are required to keep a record of all incident reports for three years. It is an offence to fail to make an incident report as required by the law.
The table below shows types of workplace incidents and the responsibilities of employers and occupiers. Examples of cases that need to be reported can be found here.
IncidentWho should reportWhat to do
workplace accidentthat causes the death of an employee.The employer of the injured worker.
workplace accidentthat causes injury to an employee, who is then:
  • Given more than three consecutive days of medical leave; or
  • Hospitalised for at least 24 hours.
The employer of the injured worker.
  • Submit the incident report within 10 days of the accident
  • If the employee subsequently dies from the injury, the employer must notify the Commissioner as soon as he/she knows of the employee's death.
workplace accidentthat involves a self-employed person or member of public, causing him/her to:
  • Die; or
  • Sent to hospital for treatment of injury.
The workplace occupier
A dangerous occurrenceThe workplace occupier
An occupational disease
  • The doctor who diagnosed the disease; and
  • The employer of the person with the disease
For incidents that require immediate notification:
Notify the Commissioner of Workplace Safety and Health by calling +65 6317 1111 or sending a fax to +65 6317 1220.

Please provide the following information:

  • Date and time of the incident;
  • Place of the incident;
  • Name and identification number of the injured/ deceased, if any;
  • Name of the employer and occupier;
  • Brief description of the incident; and
  • Name and contact details of the person making the notification.

Submitting the Incident Report

You are required to submit an incident report to the Commissioner of Workplace Safety and Health within 10 days. Only one official representative (e.g. HR or Safety Officer) from the company is required to report the incident to MOM. Incidents should be reported using the iOSH service.

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