Has something BAD happened?

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A fatality? Amputation? Multiple injuries? Did you notify OSHA? Was it work related? Is there subrogation? Who's fault is it? Will it happen again?

What do you do next?

Staffingsafety.com can have a safety professional on site the very next day. We can handle OSHA notification. We will find out what happened so you can prevent it from happening again.

Who is looking out for you?

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OSHA will be doing an investigation, but they are concerned with the welfare of the other workers, not your welfare. The injured employees (or their families) will have lawyers who will be investigating the incident. They will be concerned with their own benefit and that of the employees that they represent, not you. The insurance companies will be doing an investigation, but they are concerned with their own well being, and not about you. So who is looking out for you? You should be. You should contact staffingsafety.com immediately!

Fair is fair.

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There are only a few, very specific reasons that a claim might not be your client's. Fair is fair. If it is not your client's claim, then they should not be responsible for it. We will ensure that the claim is work related. We will also look to see if there is third party responsibility and the possibility of subrogation. We want to see all injured people taken care of, we are not going to get your client out of a legitimate claim. Your client needs to have our Incident Mitigation Team on the ground BEFORE OSHA gets there to begin their investigation. Your client needs to CONTROL the investigation and have answers to OSHA's questions BEFORE OSHA decides to answer the questions themselves.

Your client also needs to ensure that no other employees will be injured in a similar manner on the site. Your client NEEDS to talk to all employees and witnesses involved BEFORE they get lawyers. If they do get lawyers, legally they still have to talk to our Incident Mitigation Team.


OSHA Notification and Reporting

Employers in Federal OSHA jurisdiction must report to OSHA the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident within eight (8) hours. 29 CFR 1904.39

Some states have additional reporting requirements for less severe injuries.

Investigations Are Required By Law

Employers subject to OSHA recordkeeping requirements have to conduct accident investigations for all OSHA recordable injuries. Recordable injuries are not just fatalities or multiple in-patient hospitalization.

The regulations even specify the type of questions that must be asked when doing an investigation. Some states have additional laws that relate to accident investigations. For example, in California, accident investigations are a required part of every employer's "Injury And Illness Prevention Program" (General Industry Safety Order 3203 (a)(5)).

What are Recordable Injuries?

An OSHA recordable injury is an occupational injury or illness that requires medical treatment more than simple first aid and must be reported. All employers shall comply with OSHA regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses as prescribed in 29 CFR 1904. This requires some injuries and illnesses to be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and the OSHA 301 Injury and Illness Incident Report. Any medical treatment that goes beyond first aid meets the general recording criteria and is thus recordable.


Time is of the Essence

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The initial investment of professional investigation and reconstruction quickly repays itself in litigation and claims costs. Time is of the essence as environment changes. There is often a haste to clean up.

It is important to conduct an effective incident investigation to preserve crucial evidence, document the scene, collect the facts, interview potential witnesses, and writes a report without adding liability to the employer, should the incident be litigated.


Let Us Help!

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We can contact OSHA for you. We can also let OSHA know that you realize the seriousness of the incident, are ensuring this type of accident does not happen again, no other employees will injured in a similar manner, and you are investigating this accident. We will also check the condition of the work site and other employees to see if they can return.

We will provide OSHA with the results of our investigation to ensure that OSHA's determination of what occurred matches the facts. We will work with OSHA to make sure that you are treated fairly. Our Incident Mitigation Team can be on site with in 24 hours, arriving even before the OSHA officer.