Reporting Incidents & Accidents

Report Within 24 Hours

Incidents and accidents (vehicle and property or liability) are to be reported to the risk manager by the designated responsible employee, supervisor, or department head as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to ensure timely investigation, claims management, and correction of hazardous conditions to prevent additional injury, damage, or loss.

Job-Related Injuries or Illness

All employee job-related injuries or illnesses are to be reported immediately (within 24 hours). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards require the county to report serious injury (loss of limbs or fatality) within eight hours time.

Notify supervisors, department heads, and the risk manager by phone. Leave a message on voice mail if you are unable to reach these persons via office line or cell number. Accident reports are to be sent immediately, by fax if necessary, to the risk manager at (530) 283-6288. The accident report is to be filled out completely and the appropriate workers' compensation paperwork will need to be submitted. We are penalized for late reporting. Your cooperation with these procedures is crucial for cost savings on claims.

In Case of Emergency

Always contact Plumas County Sheriff or California Highway Patrol for emergencies requiring police, fire, or medical services. In case of emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Risk Management Department at (530) 283-6315.