Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Worker Hospitalization

Contributed by Eric Tofte, Director of Training, Evergreen Safety Council
On May 18 the Department of Labor and Industries adopted changes that will clarify the definition of the term “hospitalization” to reduce confusion and bring the department's rules into line with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's interpretation of the word. According to L&I there was some confusion about the requirement to report a hospitalization within eight hours in Chapter 296-800 WAC, Safety and Health Core Rules.

To take a look at the rule language, follow this link.

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