Office of Occupational Safety and Health (00S1)
Quarterly DASHO Conference Call Agenda
April 24, 2001
Time: 1 to 1:50 PM Eastern Time
Telephone Number (Bridge): 1-877 230-4050
Subject: Safety Performance by Example and OSHA Reporting and Logs/OSHA Recording
Audience: All Employees, Union Representatives, and Safety Officials
|1 - 1:03 PM
- John Hancock
Director, Office of Occupational Safety and Health - Moderator
- Meetings WMD
- Today's Subject -- OSHA reporting/logs
|1:03 – 1:04
|1:04 -- 1:11
|1:12 – 1:14
- Bonnie Savino (VAMC Milwaukee, WI) - Field OWCP officer's perspective. Contact number is 414 384-2000 ex 42939
|1:14 -- 1:18
- Christine Schiraldi (VISN 7 Liaison at Jacksonville, Florida, District Office) - Field OWCP officer's perspective. Contact number is 904 232-2751 ex 3011
|1:18 -- 1:27
|1:27 -- 1:31
- John Hancock (Director, VA Office of Occupational Safety and Health) VA overview -
|1:31 - 1:50
||Questions and Answers --
- If you did not have time to ask your question you may e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Frank Denny at 202 273-9743
Links with additional information:
- Hospitals will have to record all potentially infectious sharps injuries on their work-related injury and illness logs.
Questions and Answers:
Question: How are 1st AID case recordable
Answer - John Santasine -- Some federal agencies do not have medical facilities so OSHA has leveled the playing field by requiring agencies to record any injury that results in one or more visits after the injury date. Royce Britt -- Important to note that 1st AID in VA is unlikely and management can not use administrative or excussed abstance to avoid recording an injury/illness.
Question: How does Asists resolve recordkeeping requirements
Answer - John Hancock -- ASISTS is a VHA record system and VHA will need to explain how that system satisfies recordkeeping requirements.
Question: Does the log that is created automatically in WC/MIS meet the criteria described by Mr. Santasine?
Answer - 00S1 - WC/MIS log can be found under the "incident log" icon. That report contains all but the department the employee works in - and - that column is in the process of being added.
Question: What are the 12 items necessary in the log?
Answer - 00S1 - See the OSHA recommended form - see link
Question: What is the time frame on reporting Fatalities and Catastrophe's to OSHA? To OWCP it is immediate.
Answer - 00S1 - Covered by 29 CFR 1960.70 - "Within 8 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 Federal Agency head or his/her designee shall orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to the Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration"