NIOSH Testimony on Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Accidents by R. W. Niemeier, August 17, 1992.
NIOSH 1992 Aug:4 pages
This testimony summarizes information supporting the efforts of OSHA to establish more stringent requirements for the revision of Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Accidents. NIOSH assumes that this proposed rule will cover all incidents that result in the immediate hospitalization for accidents involving exposure to chemical, physical or biological agents. Commenting on the definition of work related injury, NIOSH suggests that if death was the result of complication from an injury, the external cause of the injury should document the underlying cause of death according to the International Classification of Diseases. NIOSH provides comments regarding the following proposed revisions: expansion of the reporting requirement to cover incidents resulting in the hospitalization of three or more employees, the requirement that employers be required to report known incidents within 8 hours of their occurrence instead of the current 48 hour time period, and the requirement that employers report deaths that occur 6 months after an incident within 8 hours of learning of the death.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Accident-analysis; Mortality-surveys; Accident-statistics; Morbidity-rates;
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