The employer can register work accidents which do not lead to sick leave or medical treatment in a register opened for this purpose instead of declaring them.
This register is commonly referred to as the minor accident register.
The 2021 Social Security financing law has changed the procedures for issuing, receiving and archiving the register of minor work accidents for companies.
Since January 1, 2021, the employer, when he meets the following conditions, can hold a register without prior request to the CARSAT (or CRAMIF) in his region.
The conditions for keeping a register of minor accidents
To have the right to keep a register of minor accidents, the employer must meet the following conditions:
1 - permanent presence within the establishment concerned of a doctor, or a pharmacist, or a state-certified nurse, or a first-aid worker at work;
2 - existence of an emergency first aid station within the establishment concerned;
3 - existence of an economic and social committee.
When the employer decides to keep a register of minor accidents, he must inform CARSAT without delay and by any means conferring a certain date.
Keeping the register of minor accidents
The register is the property of the employer; he must keep it for each calendar year on the medium of his choice and keep it for a period of five years from the end of the year in question.
For each accident, the register must mention, without difficulty of use and understanding and without risk of alteration:
- The name of the victim;
- the date, place and circumstances of the accident;
- the nature and location of the lesions;
- the visa of the care giver as well as the other elements that must appear on the work accident declaration.
The victim signs the register in front of the information given by the employer.
The occupational physician can consult the register.
The register must also be presented at their request:
1 - to control officers of bodies responsible for the management of industrial accidents and occupational diseases, or to consulting engineers or safety inspectors duly authorized by pension insurance and occupational health funds;
2 - to labor inspection agents;
3 - to the victim of an accident entered in the register;
4 - to the social and economic committee.
How to use the register of minor accidents?
The employer enters in the register, within forty-eight hours, excluding Sundays and public holidays, the work accidents of his staff that do not lead to sick leave or medical treatment giving rise to coverage by the employees. social security organizations.
The employer is required to notify the social and economic committee.
When an accident having been the subject of a simple entry in a register subsequently results in a work stoppage or medical treatment, the employer is required to send to the primary fund to which the victim falls the accident declaration of work within 48 hours of becoming aware of the work stoppage or medical treatment.
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