When an Ergonomic Injury or Illness Occurs at Work

Be prepared when an injury occurs at work. This checklist ensures that the proper steps are taken.

Step 1: Address Medical Care Issues

Step 2: Address Hazard

Investigate the accident and address the problem.

Step 3: Complete Documentation

Within one working day of your knowledge of the injury, do the following:

Step 4: Address Payroll Issues

To ensure prompt and accurate payment of benefits, if your employee loses time from work (beyond the date of injury), please do the following:

Step 5: Follow-up

Stay in contact with your injured employee to show concern for his/her well-being and desire for him/her to return to work. Discuss a mutually convenient time to call.

Step 6: Return to Work

Discuss possible accommodations, if necessary, when your employee is medically able to return to work.