Report a young worker injury

Public Health Regulations in Massachusetts require hospitals and all healthcare providers to report work-related injuries to persons less than 18 years of age to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Young Workers: Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project

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Any health care provider who diagnoses or identifies a reportable condition must report the case to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Providers include physicians and nurses. The health care provider may designate a staff person to complete the report.

Reporting of occupational injuries and diseases as required by 105 CMR 300.180: OHSP collects and analyzes data on occupational injuries and diseases. Below is a list of conditions which health care providers are required to report to OHSP, pursuant to 105 CMR 300.180.

Learn more before submitting your report: Occupational Illness and Injury Reporting Brochure (DOC)

 

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To report by phone, call: (617) 624-5632

Download the report form:
Note:
  • Disease outbreaks/clusters should be reported by phone
  • Please do not email reports

Submit a report to our confidential fax at: (617) 624-5696

Download the report form:
Note:
  • Disease outbreaks/clusters should be reported by phone
  • Please do not email reports

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Conditions health care providers are required to report

  • Work-related lung diseases
    • Asthma
    • Asbestosis
    • Silicosis
    • Chemical pneumonitis
    • Beryllium disease
  • Serious work-related injuries to persons less than 18 years of age. A serious work-related traumatic injury is defined as an injury which results in death or hospitalization, or, in the judgment of the treating physician, results in, or will result in:
    • Significant scarring or disfigurement; OR
    • Permanent disability; OR
    • Protracted loss of consciousness; OR
    • Loss of a body part of bodily function; OR
    • Is less significant but similar to injuries sustained by other patients at the same place of employment.
  • Work-related acute chemical poisoning
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Pesticide poisoning
    • Other acute poisoning
  • Work-related heavy metal absorption
    • Cadmium
    • Mercury
    • Lead (reported to the Occupational Lead Registry)
    • Other heavy metals
  • Work-related carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Work-related disease outbreaks
Required reporting of sharps injuries as required by 105 CMR 130.1001 et seq.

OHSP also collects and analyzes information regarding percutaneous injuries among healthcare workers providing care in a hospital or satellite unit covered by the hospital's license. The instructions and the Annual Summary for Sharps Injuries are listed in the downloads below.

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