Workplace or employee incidents can include work-related accidents but also verbal or physical assaults, dangerous situations, vandalism, aggression, theft, unauthorized use of technology, etc. A study of the US Bureau of Labor statistics about worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities reveals that 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015, that is equivalent to 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.
In this context, recording the incident details as soon as the incident occurs is crucial. It ensures that all responsible parties are alerted in an efficient way. Over longer periods of time, incident reporting allows analysis of why the incidents happened as well as to set guidelines and policies to prevent similar incidents to occur in the future.