An accident at work can be communicated to the employer verbally.

An accident at work can be communicated to the employer verbally. Under section 21(3) of the Occupational safety and Health Act, an employee under the Section is obliged to give notice of the accident to the employer verbally. Unlike many other instances, an employee is allowed to make a report of an accident to his employer verbally. However, it is recommended that for purposes of records that notice is given in written form.

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