For this assignment you will select one of the reasons why accidents are not reported from below that you agree with the most. Once this is complete you will explain why you selected this reason. Then you will find a news article, case study, or publication that supports your selected reason (Industrial, Construction, or Health Care) this cannot be a personal experience. Once completed you will write a summary of the publication following the format sheet attached.
1. Red tape. Some people see the paperwork involved in accident reporting as red tape and, therefore, don’t report accidents just to avoid paperwork.
2. Ignorance. Not all managers and supervisors are as knowledgeable as they should be about the reasons for accident reporting. Many are not familiar with OSHA’s reporting specifications.
3. Embarrassment. Occasionally, people do not report an accident because they are embarrassed by their part in it. A supervisor who did not properly supervise or a manager who has not provided the proper training for employees may be embarrassed to file a report.
4. Record-spoiling. Some accidents go unreported just to preserve a safety record, such as the record for days worked without an accident.
5. Fear of repercussions. Some accidents go unreported because the people involved are afraid of being found at fault, being labeled accident prone, and being subjected to other negative repercussions.
6. No feedback. Some accidents go unreported because those involved feel filing a report is a waste of time. This typically happens when management does not respond to recommendations made in earlier accident reports.14