Division of Labor and Industry


MOSH Instruction 11-4 - Accident Report Local Emphasis Program (LEP)

Subject: MOSH Instruction 11-4 - Accident Report Local Emphasis Program (LEP)
Effective Date: October 1, 2011
Issuance Date: October 1, 2011 
Cancellation: None
Expiration Date: One year from the effective date, unless replaced earlier by a new Instruction.
Purpose: This instruction provides Regional Office personnel with policy and guidelines on responding to and documenting accident investigations.
Scope: This Instruction applies MOSH-wide.
Contact: Chief of MOSH Compliance Services
10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160
Hunt Valley, MD. 21031
See MOSH Website for Current Information
By and Under the Authority of: Eric M. 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 fatalities or catastrophes. Instead, an OSHA-90 will be generated for the employer involved in the incident and all other related inspections will be conducted as “Un-programmed Related” inspections. The referral shall contain a description of the accident, the time of accident, victim's name, and date of birth.

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 "Referral".

  2. Under Local Emphasis select "Accident Investigation" and any other applicable LEPs.

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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