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WAC 296-27-03105

Requests from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for data.

(1) If you receive a Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses form from the BLS, or a BLS designee, you must promptly complete the form and return it following the instructions contained on the survey form.
(2) Each year, the BLS sends injury and illness survey forms to randomly selected employers and uses the information to create the nation's occupational injury and illness statistics. In any year, some employers will receive a BLS survey form and others will not. You do not have to send injury and illness data to the BLS unless you receive a survey form.
(3) If you receive a Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses form from the BLS, or a BLS designee, you must promptly complete the form and return it, following the instructions contained on the survey form.
(4) If you are exempt from keeping injury and illness records under WAC 296-27-00103 through 296-27-00107, the BLS may inform you in writing that it will be collecting injury and illness information from you in the coming year. If you receive such a letter, you must keep the injury and illness records required by WAC 296-27-01103 through 296-27-01115 and make a survey report for the year covered by the survey.
(5) Washington state employers must respond to the BLS survey form if they receive one.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050. WSR 15-11-066, § 296-27-03105, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15; WSR 02-01-064, § 296-27-03105, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/1/02.]
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