What is Injury & Illness Reporting?
Injury and Illness reporting is the reporting of workplace incidents that result in harm to an employee. It is often called incident reporting, though that is a broad term that can also include a range of incidents like vehicle accidents and chemical spills. In the United States, many employers are required to report injuries and illnesses using a form called the OSHA 300 Log.
Why Report Injuries and Illnesses?
Reporting injuries and illnesses is a critical step in identifying and fixing workplace hazards. However, the real goal should be preventing harm to employees in the first place, which is why it is an industry best practice is to report on all incidents — even those that don’t result in injuries and illnesses (e.g., near misses or near hits). Benefits of a robust incident reporting program include:
- Better protection for workers
- Easier OSHA reporting
- Fewer workplace hazards
- Increased productivity, less downtime
- Greater employee satisfaction
- Reduced workers comp claims
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Incident Management solution helps you grow beyond injury and illness reporting and into incident prevention. It’s time for you to share the load and make EHS everyone’s job. Our award-winning mobile app means your people can report incidents in real time, from anywhere — even upload pictures and other evidence on the fly out in the field. Your job gets easier too with simplified OSHA Recordkeeping tools that automatically generate OSHA forms 300, 300A and 301, the ability to manage corrective actions, and dynamic reporting options.
Injury & illness reporting is part of our Incident Management Solution. To see the full set of features, click here.
|Track incidents, near misses, hazards
|Conduct incident investigations
|Assign and manage corrective actions
|Generate OSHA forms 300, 300A, 301
|Export OSHA forms for OSHA’s ITA
|Award-winning mobile app
|Capture details with mobile camera & voice-to-text features|