Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

Critical Incident Procedures


To develop a plan to be used in the event of a serious injury or death in the workplace.

Cal-OSHA Requirements:

A report must be made immediately by telephone (within 8 hours) to a district office. Employers are allowed 24 hours if they can show that circumstances prevented the report from being made in 8 hours.

Note:   A serious injury or illness is defined as one that requires inpatient hospitalization for more than 24 hours of care other than medical observation or as one in which an employee suffers a loss of a member of the body or a serious degree of permanent disfigurement.

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