[Safetyworks] H1N1

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Per OSHA, the following up-date on H1N1 REPORTING.

Injury/Illness Records. CSHOs must review the employer's injury and
illness records to identify any workers with recorded illnesses or
symptoms associated with exposure(s) to patients with suspected or
confirmed 2009 H1N1 influenza. 

a.       For purposes of OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping,
illnesses due to the 2009 H1N1 influenza is not considered a common cold
or seasonal flu. The work-relatedness exception for the common cold or
flu at 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2)(viii) does not apply to these cases.
Employers are responsible for recording cases of 2009 H1N1 illness if
all of the following requirements are met: (1) the case is a confirmed
case of 2009 H1N1 illness as defined by CDC; (2) the case is
work-related as defined by 1904.5; and (3) the case involves one or more
of the recording criteria set forth in 1904.7 (e.g., medical treatment,
days away from work). 


If you have any questions, please contact MBLS at 623-7900




David E. Wacker CFPS, Director

Workplace Safety and Health Division

Maine Department of Labor

(207) 623-7915


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