Wednesday, July 29, 2009

iReport - What are the criterias?

Under the Workplace Safety & Health (incident Reporting) Regulation, it is the responsibility of an employer to report accidents, dangerous occurrences & occupational disease at workplaces. Hence, the definition of the above 3 incidents play an important role.

  1. Workplace Accident - A workplace accident is any accident occurring in the course of a person's work.
  2. Dangerous Occurrence - A dangerous occurrence is any serious workplace incident which does not involve the death or injury of any person at work.
  3. Occupational Disease - Anyone of the 31 Occupational Diseases stated in the Regulation.

After determine that the incident happened belongs to one or more of the 3 types of incidents, you may need to take note of the following guideline.

Workplace accident resulted in death of an employee.

  • Who to report - The employer of the deceased worker
  • Timeline - As soon as reasonably practical / Submit report within 10 days of the accident

Workplace accident results in employee with more that 3 consecutive days of medical leave or hospitalized for at least 24 hrs.

  • Who to report - The employer of the injured worker
  • Timeline - Submit report within 10 days of the accident

Workplace accident which involved a self-employed person or member of public & results in death or treatment in hospital for the injury.

  • Who to report - The occupier of the workplace
  • Timeline - As soon as reasonably practicable / submit report within 10 days of the accident

A dangerous occurrence.

  • Who to report - The occupier of the workplace
  • Timeline - As soon as reasonably practicable / submit report within 10 days of the accident

An occupational disease.

  • Who to report - The employer of the person with the disease & the doctor who diagnosed the disease
  • Timeline - Employer Submit the report within 10 days of the receipt of written diagnosis / Doctor - Submit the report within 10 days of the diagnosis

A subsequent death of an employee as a result at the workplace.

  • Who to report - The employer
  • Timeline - As soon as reasonably practicable

For submission of accident & incident which required notification "As soon as reasonably practicable", you are required to notify the Commissioner of Workplace Safety and Health either by telephone (6317 1111) or fax (6324 7572). The following information shall be furnished in the notification;

  • Date & time of the accident/incident
  • The place of the accident/incident
  • Name & identification number of the deceased / injured
  • Name of the employer or occupier
  • Brief description of the accident / incident
  • Nature & severity of the injury
  • The name & contact of the person who report the accident / incident

For iReport, you can visit the website at the following web address - http:www.mom.gov.sg/iReport. Before you attempt to report online, you may wish to prepare the following information to assist in expediting the reporting.

  • Particulars of the incident, including what happened, where it happened and how it happened.
  • Particulars of the injured or deceased.
  • Particulars of the employer, including the employer's name, organization identification number (ACRA number)
  • Particulars of the occupier of the incident premises including the occupier's name and organization identification number (ACRA number)

All records shall be kept for a minimum of 3 years.

The penalty for failure to report to the Ministry shall be subjected to the following sentence;

  • First offence - Fine of up to $5,000
  • Subsequent offence - Fine of up to $10,000 or a jail term of not more than 6 months or both.

False notification or report will be liable to a fine of up to $5,000 or a jail term of not more than 6 months or both.

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