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NIOSH Testimony on Recordkeeping Guidelines for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and 29 CFR 1904 by J. D. Millar, September 1985.
NIOSH 1985 Sep:3 pages
This testimony reports concerns of NIOSH regarding proposed revisions to the recordkeeping guidelines for occupational injuries and illnesses. The OSHA requirement is that within 48 hours of the occurrence of an employment accident which is fatal to one or more workers or which results in hospitalization of five or more workers be reported to the area director of OSHA. The concern is that this practice results in a significant under reporting of occupational fatalities in the United States. NIOSH is also concerned that illnesses resulting from instantaneous exposures will be incorrectly identified as injuries. A number of editorial comments are also made regarding the proposal.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Millar-J-D; Accident-statistics; Worker-health; Mortality-data; Mortality-surveys; Accident-analysis;
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