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.
|Incident||Who should report||What to do|
|A workplace accidentthat causes the death of an employee.||The employer of the injured worker.|
|A workplace accidentthat causes injury to an employee, who is then:||The employer of the injured worker.|
|A workplace accidentthat involves a self-employed person or member of public, causing him/her to:||The workplace occupier|
|A dangerous occurrence||The workplace occupier|
|An occupational disease|
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.