003: Reporting Accidents and Avoiding Fines

In this podcast, Michael will be discussing how you can avoid costly fines by reporting accidents to Cal/OSHA, and what accidents you need to report.

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reporting accidents

The OSHA code reads: “Every employer shall report immediately by telephone or telegraph to the nearest District Office if the Division of Occupational Safety and Health any serious injury or illness, or death of an employee occurring in a place of employment or in connection with any employment.” 

immediately meaning within 8 hours.

Unfortunately, this company had an employee fall off a ladder and they failed to report it to Cal/OSHA within the 8 hours and we subsecquently fined



Workplace Accidents and how to Prevent them

The best way to avoid or prevent workplace accidents is with proper training. Here at GotSafety, we have over 1200 lessons available in both English and Spanish. 

Injuries Cal/OSHA requires you to report

  • an employee spends more than 24 hours in a hospital for other than observation
  • death
  • gross disfigurement
  • Amputation (could be tip of finger or ear)

Most Common Workplace Accidents:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Struck falling objects
  • Crashes or collisions
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments
  • Fire and explosions
  • Violence and other injury

With GotSafety on your side, you can avoid fines such as this one. Give us a call at 800-734-3574 and we can give you a demo of our services and how we can help! And remember, if you have an employee that is hurt on the job, you have to report it to the nearest district Cal/OSHA office within 8 hours.