1. Incident Notification -- documentation of initial incident information, incident reporting to supervisors, safety management and other relevant organizational members
2. Case Management & Recordkeeping -- case filing and classification, incident investigation, medical records, supporting documentation and files, supervisor or other department input, and compliance reporting
3. Follow-up -- risk and root cause analysis, corrective actions, remediation, and performance measurement
While most organizations have these processes in place, they often aren’t linked in any way -- and it is difficult to follow one incident from start to finish. Is software the answer? It can be. Today’s incident management applications can combine the necessary steps, including the proper OSHA forms for documentation, into a single collaborative application. These applications do far more for the organization than just speed the process of preparing OSHA reports.
How do your policies and procedures support a ZERO Incident initiative? Do you have automated systems in place? We’d like to hear -- leave us a comment!