Instructor Note: Before you start to talk, determine who the accident or incident information should be reported to (don’t forget the company Safety Committee) and who will fill out the Injury Report in the company office.
The following points should be covered in discussing the importance of reporting and investigating accidents, incidents or near miss accidents:
Guide for Discussion
Always report any accidents or near misses to Employer.
Any injuries needing first aid or medical attention should be reported to Employer.
What employees do in the case of an emergency (first aid and calling for an ambulance)?
Where is the nearest hospital? What is the nearest cross street? (Note: Discuss the information necessary to direct an ambulance to the worksite.)
Who are the first aid qualified people on the job site?
Anyone witnessing an accident should report what he or she saw to Employer.
All accidents involving medical treatment should have an investigation conducted to determine the cause.
Remember: Always report any unsafe condition or unsafe acts, no matter how minor, to your Employer. It’s far better to prevent accidents than it is to report, investigate, deal with the workers’ compensation carrier, and have the loss of a valuable employee.
NOTE: Always promote a discussion on any of the topics covered in the Tool Box Talks. Should any question arise that you cannot answer, don’t hesitate to contact Employer.