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Be Safe at Home

Guard against work-related accidents, even at home

  • 10 April 2020
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Be Safe at Home

With many people pursuing altered and/or revised work plans, it’s important to remember to be mindful of your surroundings and be careful when working, whether you’re at the office, field, station, or even your own house. After all, most accidents occur in the home! Make it a priority to prevent any type of work-related accidents through thoughtful planning.

HR’s Christine Nitta offers helpful tips and procedures:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep your work area neat and tidy.
  • Take breaks that are reasonable and necessary.
  • Keep emergency exits/doorways clear and free of any clutter.
  • Don’t take shortcuts on procedures.
  • Check out these tips from the CDC about protecting yourself and others from getting sick.

In the event that a work-related injury happens anyway, report it immediately to your supervisor. Employees must complete Form 79 and Form 41, and supervisors must submit the forms to the HR office within 5 days after the incident is reported by the employee.

All workers’ comp claims need to be reported in a timely manner to First Insurance so the WC-1 Report to the Department of Labor can be filed within 7 days of the employee’s notification. Failure to report the new workers’ comp claim to First Insurance expeditiously may result in a monetary fine, which will be charged to the department.

Please email claims to your designated HR specialist, Terilyn Sunada at sunadat@ctahr.hawaii.edu or Lauren Imada at imadal@ctahr.hawaii.edu

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