NIOSH report of BP illness and injury data (April 23 – June 6, 2010)
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NIOSH report of BP illness and injury data (April 23 – June 6, 2010)

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      This report is designed to provide a basic overview of illness and injuries reported by responders involved in the Deepwater Horizon response. It will be updated on a regular basis as new data becomes available. The data utilized to produce this report was provided to NIOSH by BP safety officials, who are sharing their Health and Safety incidents database with CDC/NIOSH. This database is a collection of the information recorded by BP safety officials in the field for every known incident which affects the health and safety of spill responders. This includes BP employees, BP contracted workers, federal/state/local responders, and volunteers who seek care at a BP field medical facility. There may be some local workers involved in response efforts who do not fall under the supervision of the Unified Command, and thus are not included here. The incident forms are filled out by BP safety officials, as opposed to healthcare personnel, and do not contain strict medical diagnoses of injury or illness. The data include all injuries and illnesses recorded by BP safety officials, including minor injuries which are not OSHA reportable. This method of employer-generated data collection is standard occupational safety and health practice. BP is sharing the information for each incident, but the data it provides to NIOSH does not include the names of the BP employees, contract workers and volunteers. In addition, since the data is being collected by BP, NIOSH cannot independently verify the accuracy and completeness of the data.

      NIOSH is producing this report of illness and injuries to promote public health through enhanced awareness of the risks associated with response work in the Gulf. Additional information about specific occupational risks will be reported by NIOSH through health hazard evaluations which will be conducted independently by NIOSH personnel in the field.


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