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:
- For Inspection Type enter "Referral".
- 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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