NIOSH Report of Deepwater Horizon Response/BP Illness and Injury Data (April 23 - July 8, 2010)   [open pdf - 212KB]

"This report is designed to provide a basic overview of illness and injuries recorded by BP [British Petroleum] safety officials that occurred to workers involved in the Deepwater Horizon response. Injuries and illnesses were coded and categorized utilizing the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS). It will be updated on a regular basis as new data becomes available. The data used to produce this report were provided to NIOSH [National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health] by BP safety officials, who are sharing their health and safety incidents database with CDC/NIOSH [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health]. The database is comprised of the information recorded by BP safety officials on an incident form that is filled out for any event leading to injury or illness which was believed to be work-related. It includes incidents which occurred to BP employees, BP contracted workers, federal/state/local responders, and volunteers. There may be some local (parish) workers involved in response efforts who do not fall under the supervision of the Unified Area Command, and thus would not be included in this database. 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. This method of employer-generated data collection is standard occupational safety and health practice. It should be noted that because the data used for this report are being collected by BP, NIOSH cannot independently verify the accuracy and completeness of the database."

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