The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor, requires all Federal agencies to create and post an annual summary of all OSHA-recordable, work related injuries and illnesses. The goal of this new requirement is to promote improved employee awareness and involvement in the reporting of job-related injuries and illnesses. The OSHA regulations on recording and reporting occupational injures and illnesses are documented at 29 Code of Federal Regulation 1904.7.
Recordable work-related injuries and illnesses are those that result in one or more of the following: medical treatment beyond first aid, one or more days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, diagnosis of a significant injury or illness, loss of consciousness, or death. Injuries may include cases such as a cut, fracture, or sprain. Illnesses may include both acute and chronic illnesses such as a skin disease, respiratory disorder, or allergy. All needle sticks and sharps injuries involving exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials are included.
The 2012 summaries cover the NIH Main Campus and the Bethesda, Gaithersburg, NIH Animal Center-Poolesville, Rockville, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, and some Baltimore off-campus worksites. Individual buildings are listed by NIH building number or name. Summaries are posted for each building although for many buildings there were no OSHA recordable, work-related injury or illness during the year.
The master OSHA300A, which is inclusive of all NIH's recordable injuries and illnesses is available for review at the Office of Research Services, Division of Occupational Health and Safety office (Bldg. 13, Room 3K04).
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Office of Research Services, DOHS at (301) 496-2960.
I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that the annual summaries of all OSHA-recordable, work-related injuries and illnesses posted on this web-site are complete and accurate.
Deborah E. Wilson, DrPH, CBSP
RADM, US Public Health Service
Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
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