A legal requirement falling within the scope of L.N. 52 of 1986. The employer has to notify the Authority regarding an accident at the workplace within 10 working days.
In terms of this Legal Notice, any accident arising out of or in connection with work which results either - (a) in the death of ore major injury to any person; or (b) in the case of an employee at work, in that employee being incapacitated for work for more than 3 consecutive days, excluding those days on which s/he is not expected to report for work; shall be a notifiable accident and as such shall be reported to OHSA. Also the employer shall notify of other injury which results in the person injured being detained in hospital for more than twenty-fours hours other than for observation.
Where the notifiable accident results in the death or a major injury to a person, the employer shall -
(i) notify forthwith OHSA by the quickest practicable means; and (ii) within 7 days from the date of the accidentsend written notice of the accident to OHSA.