Notify the Commissioner
If you are an employer or occupier, you must notify the Commissioner as soon as reasonably practicable in the following instances:
|Notify the Commissioner if
||Who should notify
|An employee dies during work or at a workplace as a result of work.
|Self-employed person or member of public:
- Dies at a workplace as a result of works done.
- Is injured as a result of works done at a workplace and is sent to hospital.
|Dangerous Occurrence happens, regardless whether anyone is injured.
You can notify the Commissioner by:
You will need to provide the following information:
- Date and time of the accident.
- Place of the accident.
- Name and identification number of the injured or deceased, if any.
- Name of the employer and workplace occupier.
- Brief description of the accident.
- Name and contact details of the person making the notification.
Submit an incident report
|Who should submit
||Employer, workplace occupier or doctor, depending on the event.
|When to submit
||Within one of the following, whichever applies:
- Within 10 days of accident.
- Within 10 days from receipt of the written diagnosis for disease.
- Within 10 days from the 4th day of medical leave.
To submit a report:
- Submit the incident report using WSH Incident Reporting eService. You will need to provide following information:
- Personal particulars and company details of the person reporting.
- Details of accident or Occupational Disease.
- Details of injured person (e.g. personal particulars, employment, injury, insurance).
- If the injured worker is given more medical leave, you must update the online report.
- Save or print the submitted report. Employers and occupiers are required to keep all incident reports for 3 years.
- You must report the incident even if the deadline for reporting an incident has passed. You are required to provide the reasons for late reporting in your incident report.
- Save your work frequently. You can retrieve a saved draft submission and work on it later.
What happens after you submit an incident report
After you have submitted an incident report, MOM will do the following:
- Investigate the accident. We may:
- Conduct an investigation at the accident site.
- Work with stakeholders to prevent similar accidents.
- Process work injury compensation claims. If an employee is injured in the accident, we will:
- Forward a copy of the incident report to the employer's insurer.
- Send the injured employee an Application Form to indicate whether the employee wishes to claim compensation under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).
- Process eligible claims under WICA and update the parties involved.