Accident Investigation Webinar: April 5, 2018

Webinar Reference Sheet




Q:  Will we be able to get a hard copy of this presentation?

A:  We can make the presentation available. These webinars are recorded and will be available on the SDAO website under the training tab. If you would like a hard copy, please send a request to

Q:  How long should the investigation/outcome report be maintained?

A:  You will want to check the Secretary of State’s Archives Division retention schedule for your specific entity. Typically, it is between 3 and 5 years.

Q:  Do you have the form in Word?

A:  No, we only have a PDF at this time.

Q:  Is there a recommended investigation form available from SDAO?

A:  The form we attached to the presentation is the one we recommend, but again you can make your own or use a different one if it fits your needs better.

Q:  Can I get a copy of the Incident Report Form?

A:  If you would like a copy, please send us a request at

Q:  At what point do we involve SDAO and OSHA in the investigation?

A:  If you have an accident, you should notify our claims office or your agent ASAP. This will help get the process started. If you have questions or concerns regarding the investigation, you can contact the risk management department at any time.

In regards to OR-OSHA, there are a couple of requirements you must follow.
OR-OSHA must be notified within eight hours. You must report the death of any employee or a catastrophe within eight hours of when it happened or when it was reported to you or your agents. A catastrophe occurs when two or more employees are fatally injured, or three or more employees are admitted to a hospital or clinic as a result of the same incident.


Report within 24 hours

You must report an in-patient hospitalization, loss of an eye, and either an amputation or avulsion that results in bone loss within 24 hours of when it happened or when it was reported to you or your agents.