Group 3 - Personnel Safety

A. Occupational Illness/Injuries

Unusual Occurrence

  1. Any occurrence due to DOE operations resulting in a fatality or terminal injury or illness.
  2. Any one occurrence resulting in 3 or more lost workday cases as defined by 29 CFR 1904.12 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) No. 1200-0029.
  3. Any occurrence requiring in-patient hospitalization of 3 or more personnel or that has a high probability of resulting in a permanent disability.
  4. Personnel exposures to sufficient levels of hazardous substances or hazards that require the administration of medical treatment on the same day as the exposure and are above limits established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (refer to 29 CFR 1910) or American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), whichever is lower. These should include: (a) Noise (b) Non-ionizing radiation (c) Chemical Agents (d) Physical Agents (e) Biological Agents
  5. Exposures to an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) (as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120) condition without both appropriate personal protective equipment and procedures in place.

Off-Normal

  1. Any occupational illness or injury that results in inpatient hospitalization.
  2. Series of occupational illnesses from one event involving 3 or more people where at least one is a lost work day case.
  3. Personnel exposure in a single event to hazardous substances or hazards in excess of limits, as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (refer to 29 CFR 1910), or American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), whichever is lower. These should include: (a) Noise (b) Non-ionizing radiation (c) Chemical Agents (d) Physical Agents (e) Biological Agents

B. Vehicular Incidents

This section covers vehicular transportation incidents, including DOE or DOE contractor operated aircraft. Group 6 should also be considered in categorization for reporting. Transportation incidents without injury (e.g., those involving hazardous or radioactive material or financial loss) must be reported per the requirements of Group 6 or 7.

Unusual Occurrence

  1. Any vehicular incident resulting in fatality(s), injury(s), or illness classified under Group 3.A, Unusual Occurrence.
  2. Any vehicular incident involving Departmental property with a fatality(s) to a person(s) other than DOE personnel or DOE contractor personnel.

Off-Normal

  1. Any vehicular incident with injury(s) involving Departmental property resulting in a lost workday case.
  2. Any vehicular incident involving Departmental property with injury(s) to a person(s) other than DOE personnel or DOE contractor personnel.

C. Safety Concerns

Special attention should be paid to augmenting this section during the development of site-specific procedures.

Off-Normal

  1. Unapproved use of flammable, toxic, explosive, corrosive, or other unsafe or dangerous processes, chemicals, materials, or methods not in accordance with standard operating procedures or work plans.
  2. Any shutdown of a work activity taken as a result of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration violation (e.g., trenching without adequate shoring or working at elevated levels without fall protection, when required).

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