Accidents At Work Must Be Reported To Labour Department

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Accidents which occur at work and result in an employee being injured or unable to perform his or her duties for more than three days must be reported to the Labour Department.

And, according to the Accidents and Occupational Diseases (Notification Act) 1951, such incidents should be reported as soon as possible, but no later than seven days after the event.

Furthermore, employers are reminded that reporting accidents or dangerous occurrences in the workplace is a legal requirement under the Act.?? Section 3 states that employers must notify the Labour Department immediately of every accident that results in a death or major injury of a worker. This includes amputations or any injury which requires a person to be admitted to hospital.??

Dangerous situations must also be reported, for instance when equipment comes into contact with power lines, as well as the collapse of any load-bearing lifts or equipment.??

In such cases, a report should be submitted to the Chief Labour Officer, Labour Department, 2nd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael.

For further information on the Accidents and Occupational Diseases (Notification Act) 1951, contact the Labour Department at 310-1523, 310-1524 or via email at labour@labour.gov.bb.??

shamkoe.pile@barbados.gov.bb

Author: Shamkoe Pil??
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