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Notification of Accidents (Section 46)
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Notification of Accidents (Section 46)

1 . Where there occurs in an industrial establishment or during the course of employment
  1. An accident causing death or critical injury as defined by the OSH Act 2004 (as amended).

    The occupier or employer shall immediately notify the Chief Inspector via telephone, fax, email or by other means, and send a written notice of the accident using the prescribed form within forty-eight hours of learning of the accident.
     
  2. Where there occurs in an industrial establishment an incident which has the potential to cause critical injury or harm to the safety and health of the public, the occupier shall immediately inform the Chief Inspector via telephone, fax, email or other means, and send a written notice of the incident within forty-eight hours of learning of the incident.
     
  3. Where an accident resulting in a critical injury is followed by death, written notification must be sent to the Chief Inspector within forty-eight hours.
     
  4. Where the occupier is not the employer of the deceased or seriously injured, it is the duty of the employer to immediately report the accident to the occupier.

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