Arrangements for notification

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6. Arrangements for notification
6.1. At national level
6.1.1. The competent authority should, through national laws or regulations or
by any other method consistent with national conditions and practice, establish and
apply procedures for the notification of occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
dangerous occurrences and commuting accidents, as appropriate.
6.1.2. Close cooperation should be ensured between the competent authority or
authorities, public authorities, and representative organizations of employers and
workers, as well as other bodies concerned in the formulation and application of the
procedures referred to in paragraph 6.1.1. above.
6.1.3. National laws or regulations should specify that occupational accidents,
occupational diseases, commuting accidents and dangerous occurrences be notified, as
appropriate, to:
(a) the relevant enforcement body (e.g. labour inspectorate);
(b) the appropriate insurance institution;
(c) the statistics-producing body; or
(d) any other body.
6.1.4. National laws or regulations should specify:
(a) the respective information on occupational accidents, occupational diseases,
dangerous occurrences and commuting accidents, as appropriate, to be notified to
the competent authority, labour inspectorate, insurance institution or other bodies;
(b) the timing of the notification, which should preferably be made by the employer:
(i) by the quickest possible means immediately after reporting of an
occupational accident causing loss of life;
(ii) within a prescribed time for other occupational accidents and occupational
diseases;
(c) the prescribed standardized form of notification to be used for submission of
notifications to the competent authority, labour inspectorate, insurance institution
or other bodies;
(d) that the employer identify a competent person at the level of the enterprise for
notification;
(e) the responsibilities, appropriate arrangements and procedures enabling employers
to cooperate in the notification procedure where two or more enterprises engage
in activities simultaneously at one workplace; and
(f) the systems for the classification of information to be used (see section 3.2 of this
code).

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