De-identified or anonymous? And by what means?
Report as quickly and timely as possible and practicable. The means to report should not matter. Ideally reporting can be done through electronic means, such as an electronic form on the intranet of the company. But anything else is suitable. Ïf you make a verbal report, make sure it is captured by someone professional enough to relay it to the investigation officers.
Make yourself available for follow-up interviews.
Do not report anonymously, people will want to talk to you to learn valuable safety lessons. Investigators will want to talk to you to gain more information on the safety event. You may have valuable tips on how to prevent the same event in the future.
Have confidence that your name will not be disclosed; it is about learning to prevent the safety event from happening again.