Your W/C Responsibilities as an Employer

When an employee has a workers compensation injury you need to take action.

Communication – stay in touch with your employees while they are out of work to obtain updates and encourage the injured worker to return to work as soon as possible. Request Out of Work slips for all lost time periods.

Report immediately – filing claims timely allows Carriers to investigate claim and avoids penalties. File claims through SIF’s electronic reporting system.  Click here to report an Injury

Work with us – help with the investigation, notify us immediately of change in work status, complete payroll requests timely and forward us any medical bills your employee may receive to All forms can be found in the Keevily Portal. Click here to access

Consider early return to work. N ot only are lost-time days reduced, but studies show medical costs are also reduced as well. Premiums are loss sensitive, using this cost reducing tool could pay off in the future. Early return to work Reduce Claim Costs up to 70%


You may be required to record the incident on your OSHA recordkeeping log within 7 days of the accident/illness if you have 11 or more employees.

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Compliance Date to Remember: 2/1/2018
2017 OSHA 300a (annual summary) must be posted for those employer who are required to maintain OSHA logs. Click here to learn more about OSHA logs .

Compliance Date to Remember: 7/1/2018
7/1/18 is the  deadline for reporting 2017 OSHA recordkeeping data electronically for many Keevily Safety Group employers with 20 or more employees per establishment. Click here for Q&A

ALL employers must follow the Fatality or Severe Injury OSHA rule for fatalities, in patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of eye cases.

Employee’s Responsibilities

  • Seek medical treatment, as needed.
  • Promptly report ALL job-related accidents, illnesses or near miss situations to your supervisor immediately or as soon as you have knowledge in the case of any illness.
  • Follow with your physician treatment plan.
  • Provide a physician’s out of work note for all periods of absences.
  • Attend Independent Medical Examinations.
  • Go back to work as soon as you are able.

Send all medical notes/bills to:
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Keep safety awareness in everyone’s thought process


What can you do right now to bring some attention and awareness to work place safety? Print out the posters below and utilize them to remind your employees to stay safe.

NYSIF Downloadable Safety Posters:

Stay Focused Safety Poster

Organization Is Key Poster

Right Equipment Safety Poster

Safe Distance Poster

Want more resources?

OSHA step by step, training guides, tool box talks, sample written safety procedure manuals and more links and downloads are available on our website with your member portal access as a Keevily customer.

Keevily Member Portal

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Workers’ Comp Accident Investigation


Accident investigations are a critical part of your safety procedures and Workers’Compensation program.

It will help identify fraud and provide evidence for hearings, it will document root cause and corrective measures taken to comply with OSHA’s general duty regulation and it will give you the information you will need to prevent future workers compensation claims.

An in-house accident investigation will provide the following benefits:

  • Prevent future accidents by implementing corrective action.
  • Expose deficiencies in your processes or equipment.
  • Facts that could arguably support the employer’s position in a denial and at future hearings.
  • Secured witness and injured workers statements that would be beneficial at testimonies.
  • Help you identify and eliminate hazards.
  • Preserves the accident scene at the time of the loss.
  • Obtains valuable information for any 3rd party recovery efforts.
  • Provide trend information for identifying problem areas.

Download Documents

In the following links you can find forms that can help you conduct your accident investigation which can lead to improving safe work environment, prevent accidents, decrease your workers’ comp premium, and comply with OSHA standards.


Preventability Analysis
Employee Accident Statement
Employee Accident Statement-Spanish