Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Instruction 10-7 - Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) Instructions

Subject: Accident Report Local Emphasis Program (LEP)
Effective Date: October 1, 2010
Issuance Date:  
Cancellation: None
Expiration Date: None
Purpose: This instruction provides Regional Office personnel with policy and guidelines on responding to and documenting accident investigations.
Scope: MOSH-wide
Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD. 21031
By and Under the Authority of: Eric Uttenreither, Assistant Commissioner


In order to ensure consistency across the State the following policy shall be used when responding to and documenting accident investigations. This policy does not apply to fatalities or catastrophes (3 or more employees hospitalized).

When an accident with or without injury is reported from any source an inspection may be conducted when the cause of the accident appears to be occupationally-related. All field documentation and procedures will remain the same as fatality and catastrophe investigations and as outlined in the Field Operations Manual including a sketch and an accident log. However, neither an OSHA-36 form nor an OSHA-170 form will be generated for accident investigations which are not a fatalities or catastrophes.

Inspections under this LEP will be given a priority immediately below that of fatality and catastrophe investigations.


The following guidelines shall be applied when recording inspections conducted under this LEP:

  1. For Inspection Type enter "Un-programmed Other".
  2. Under Local Emphasis select "Accident Investigation" and any other applicable LEP's.

cc: J. Ronald DeJuliis, Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Craig D. Lowry, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Labor and Industry
Jonathan Krasnoff, Assistant Attorney General
Office of Administrative Hearings

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