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Days Away from Work Case (DAWC)

Definition - What does Days Away from Work Case (DAWC) mean?

A Days Away from Work Case (DAWC) is a situation in which an employee suffers an accident at the workplace and, as a result of the injuries sustained, must stay at home for more than one day. The count of days away from work begins on the day after the day that the injury was sustained.

Safeopedia explains Days Away from Work Case (DAWC)

Days Away from Work Cases require the employer to enter the details of the accident, injury or illness on a UW Occupational Injury and Illness Report. In the case that the employee is to be absent for an extended period of time, the employer is to enter an estimate on the report as to the number of days the employee will be absent. This will then be updated when the employee returns to work.

This definition was written in the context of Environmental Health & Safety
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