Quick Start Guide
Chapter 5: Injury Response and Review
Program: Injury Response Review
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements of Injury Response and Review apply to:
- Berkeley Lab employees, visitors, affiliates, and subcontractors performing work at Berkeley Labs
- Line management
- Supervisors of injured employees, visitors, affiliates, or subcontractors; supervisors responsible for the areas where an incident occurred; or line management responsible for programs that impacted the injury or illness
- Other line management representatives as defined in the divisions’ ISM plan (such as a work lead or other individual with delegated authority and accountability)
- Division Safety Coordinator
- Injury Review Program Manager
- Injury Review Program Investigators
To assure that LBNL personnel:
- Notify line management of all work-related injuries and illness
- Notify Health Services of all work-related injuries and illnesses
- Ensure appropriate health care is provided to all employees reporting a work-related injury or illness
- Review the event to:
- Determine cause
- Initiate control measures that will prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence
What you need to consider while reviewing a work-related injury or illness:
- Define the scope of the incident causing the work-related injury or illness (this is guided by the Injury Review Program Investigator).
Consult the Injury Review Program Manager at (510) 486-6934, your Division Safety Coordinator, your EHS Division Liaison, or your EHS Health and Safety Representative to determine if an incident scene must be preserved for review.
Line management contacts the Injury Review Program Manager at (510) 486-6934 as soon as a Notification of Employee Injury or Illness has been received from Health Services.
Participate in the incident review effort. (Review team members have varying responsibilities, as defined in Section 5.5, Roles and Responsibilities.)
Data and facts are objectively collected (injured employee and witness statements, physical evidence, photographs, measurements, etc.).
Analyze the information gathered to determine incident causes.
- Minor incidents: Work-related injury or illness cases involving first-aid treatment, minor medical treatment, low-level occurrence reports, etc.
- Serious incidents: Work-related injury or illness cases requiring hospitalization or other significant medical treatment and many Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) reportable events
- Incidents that require a DOE federal Accident Investigation Board (AIB) (for more information, see Work Process A, Actions Following a Work-Related Injury or Illness Event)
Develop/implement controls to prevent the incident from recurring.
- Causal analysis will be performed by the Injury Review Program or under the program’s oversight.
Line management evaluates corrective action effectiveness in accordance with PUB-5519(1), Issues Management.
- Injury Review Program Investigator prepares the report unless line management prefers to complete it.
- Division line management signs concurrence with the report.
- The report will be subject to review once completed.
Where to find out more:
Whom to contact for help:
- The Injury Review Program Manager at (510) 486-6934