4167-6-10 Reporting of fatality or multiple hospitalization accidents.

(A) Definitions.

For purposes of this rule:

(1) "Multiple hospitalization" means the hospitalization of three or more public employees as the result of a work-related incident. Such hospitalization must:

(a) Be an admission to a hospital or equivalent facility; an employee that is treated then released is not considered hospitalized for purposes of this rule.

(b) Occur within thirty days of an incident.

(B) Within eight hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, the employer of any employees so affected shall orally report the incident to the superintendent at the phone number indicated on the poster required under rule 4167-4-01 of the Administrative Code.

(C) If the employer does not learn of a reportable incident at the time it occurs , the employer shall make an initial report within eight hours of the time the incident is reported to any employer or agent of the employer.

(D) Each initial report required by this section shall relate the following information: establishment name, location of the incident, time of the incident, number of fatalities or hospitalized employees, contact person for the employer, phone number, and a brief description of the incident.

(E) The superintendent shall develop and implement policies and procedures to obtain detailed information of incidents within ten days of the incident or when reported to the employer or agent of the employer. Such information includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Causes or factors;

(2) Test results;

(3) Masurements;

(4) Witness statements;

(5) Follow-up actions; and

(6) Evaluations of work processes.

Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/09/2013 and 11/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4121.12 , 4121.121 , 4167.02
Rule Amplifies: 4167.11
Prior Effective Dates: 3/20/95; 11/15/96; 8/1/01