All other reviewed exposure registries were designed to collect exposure information prospectively, though both WSIB and WorkSafe permitted retrospective reporting of exposure incidents
Employees who were involved in the exposure incident
should be involved and kept informed throughout the investigation.
Thus, as stated in the standard's preamble, OSHA concluded that a new standard would "much more efficiently reduce these risks [that] can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical follow-up of exposure incidents
, vaccination and other provisions.
As was done in this case, deployed preventive medicine personnel and medical personnel are strongly encouraged to seek additional support through USACHPPM if they are faced with an exposure incident
Pesticides: EPA's Efforts to Collect and Take Action on Exposure Incident
Whenever any exposure incident
occurs, a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up must be provided.
Bump tests should be done monthly and a full calibration conducted yearly (unless a significant exposure incident
occurs, after which additional bump tests and/or calibrations are required to ensure the device is working properly and the sensor has not been poisoned).
One exposure incident
accounted for four of the deaths and one nonfatal case.
In case of occupational exposures, does the employer or designated infection control program manager fill out an exposure incident
report that includes:
The HIV status of exposed individuals needs to be checked initially after the exposure incident
and periodically over the next six months to one year because of the slow conversion rate of this virus (Mendelson, 1991).
The instrument uses an ionization chamber to measure the exposure incident
on the sensor; the voltage in the ionization chamber is measured by the circuitry, and the appropriate measurement is displayed on a digital readout.
Information on the actions to take, person to contact, reporting requirements, and medical follow-up of an exposure incident
must be provided in employee training programs.