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    Accidents Records and InjuryIndices

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    Rule 1050

    Notification and

    Keeping of





    Work Accident Illness

    Report (WAIR)-



    -On or before the

    20th day of the

    month following the

    date of occurrence of

    the accident

    2 copies, to

    be submitted

    to concerned

    RO copy

    furnished the


    Annual ExposureData Report (AEDR)-


    -On or before Jan. 20of the following year

    Fatal/major accident Within 24 hours

    RULE 1050 - 1059 - Notification & Keeping of

    Accident and/or Occupational Illnesses

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    What must be reported?

    work-related accidents which cause death;

    work-related accidents which cause certain

    serious injuries (reportable injuries); diagnosed cases of certain industrial

    diseases; and

    certain dangerous occurrences (incidentswith the potential to cause harm)

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    Why report?

    Reporting certain incidents is a legal requirement. The

    report informs the enforcing authorities about

    deaths, injuries, occupational diseases and

    dangerous occurrences, so they can identify

    where and how risks arise, and whether they need

    to be investigated. This allows the enforcing

    authorities to target their work and provide advice

    about how to avoid work-related deaths, injuries, ill

    health and accidental loss.

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    What must be reported?

    Work -related accidents

    An accident is a separate, identifiable, unintended incident that causesphysical injury. This specifically includes acts of non-consensualviolence to people at work.

    the accident is work-related; and

    it results in an injury of a type which is reportable

    When deciding if the accident that led to the death or injury is work-related, the key issues to consider are whether the accident wasrelated to:

    the way the work was organized, carried out or supervised; any machinery, plant, substances or equipment used for work; and

    the condition of the site or premises where the accident happened.

    If none of these factors are relevant to the incident, it is likely that areport will not be required.

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    Types of Reportable Injury


    All deaths to workers and non-workers must be reported if they arise from a work-

    related accident, including an act of physical violence to a worker. Suicides are not

    reportable, as the death does not result from a work-related accident.

    Speci f ied in jur ies to workers a fracture, other than to fingers, thumbs and toes;

    amputation of an arm, hand, finger, thumb, leg, foot or toe;

    permanent loss of sight or reduction of sight;

    crush injuries leading to internal organ damage;

    serious burns (covering more than 10% of the body, or damaging the eyes,

    respiratory system or other vital organs); scalpings (separation of skin from the head) which require hospital treatment;

    unconsciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia;

    any other injury arising from working in an enclosed space, which leads to

    hypothermia, heat-induced illness or requires resuscitation or admittance to hospital

    for more than 24 hours.

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    Types of Reportable Injury

    Over-seven-day injur ies to workers

    This is where an employee, or self-employed person, isaway from work or unable to perform their normal workduties for more than seven consecutive days (not

    counting the day of the accident).

    Injur ies to non-work ers

    Work-related accidents involving members of the public orpeople who are not at work must be reported if a person isinjured, and is taken from the scene of the accident to hospitalfor treatment to that injury. There is no requirement to establishwhat hospital treatment was actually provided, and no need toreport incidents where people are taken to hospital purely as aprecaution when no injury is apparent.

    If the accident occurred at a hospital, the report only needs tobe made if the injury is a specifiedinjury

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    Reportable occupational diseases

    Employers and self-employed people must report diagnoses ofcertain occupational diseases, where these are likely to havebeen caused or made worse by their work. These diseasesinclude:

    carpal tunnel syndrome; severe cramp of the hand or forearm;

    occupational dermatitis;

    hand-arm vibration syndrome;

    occupational asthma;

    tendonitis or tenosynovitis of the hand or forearm; any occupational cancer;

    any disease attributed to an occupational exposure to abiological agent.

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    Reportable dangerous occurrences

    Explosion of boilers used for heating or power.

    Explosion of a receiver or storage container, with pressure greater than

    atmospheric of any gas or gases (including air) or any liquid resulting

    from the compression of such gases or liquid

    Bursting of a revolving wheel, grinder stone or grinding wheel operated

    by mechanical power

    Collapse of a crane, derrick, winch, hoist or other appliances used in

    raising or lowering persons or goods or any part thereof, the overturning

    or a crane, except the breakage of chain or rope sling

    Explosion of fire causing damage to the structure of any room or place

    in which persons are employed or to any machine contained thereinresulting in the complete suspension of ordinary work in such a room or

    place, stoppage of machinery or plant for not less than 24 hours, and

    Electrical short circuit or failure of electrical machinery, plant or

    apparatus, attended by explosion or fire causing structural damage

    thereto and involving its stoppage and misuse for not less than 24hours

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    OSHS Recordkeeping

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    OSHS Recordkeeping

    The employer shall maintain and keep an accident or illnessrecord which shall be open at all times for inspection to authorizedpersonnel containing the following minimum data: Date of accident or illness;

    Name of injured or ill employee, sex and age;

    Occupation of injured or ill employee at the time of accident or illness; Assigned causes of accident or illness;

    Extent and nature of disability;

    Period of disability (actual and/or charged);

    Whether accident involved damaged to materials, equipment ormachinery, kind and extent of damage, including estimated or actual

    cost; and Record of initial notice and/or report to the Regional Labor Office or

    authorized representative.

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    Days or Scheduled Charges

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    Days Charged

    1) Death resulting from accident shall be assigned at timecharge of 6,000 days.

    2) Permanent total disability resulting from work accident shallbe assigned a time charge of 6,000 days.

    3) Permanent Partial disability either traumatic or surgical,resulting from work accident shall be assigned the timecharge as provided in Table 6 on Time Charges. Thesecharges shall be used whether the actual number of dayslost is greater or less than the scheduled charges or even ifno actual days are lost at all.

    4) For each finger or toe, use only one charge for the highestvalued bone involved. For computations of more than onefinger or toe, total the separate charges for each finger ortoe.

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    Days Charged

    5) Charges due to permanent impairment of functions shall be apercentage of the scheduled charges corresponding to thepercentage of permanent reduction of functions of the member orpart involved as determined by the physician authorized by theemployer to treat the injury or illness.

    6) Loss of hearing is considered a permanent partial disability only in

    the event of industrial impairment of hearing from traumatic injury,industrial noise exposure or occupational illness.

    7) The charge due to permanent impairment of vision shall be apercenta