• Current through October 23, 2012

The functions of the program shall be to:

(1) Establish appropriate systems and procedures for the reporting of occupational accidents and illnesses;

(2) Maintain and analyze records of all occupational accidents and illnesses occurring within agencies;

(3) Study safety problems and recommend actions to correct undesirable conditions or unsafe practices;

(4) Monitor and evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of safety procedures and practices of District agencies through inspection;

(5) Make determinations and awards for, or against payment of compensation under this chapter;

(6) Pay compensation to employees for work related disability or death resulting from personal injury sustained in the performance of their duty, as specified in this section;

(7) Conduct promotional campaigns to stimulate employees' interest in accident prevention and to train and motivate supervisors in accident prevention concepts, practices and techniques;

(8) Develop and maintain working agreements with designated physicians and other public or private organizations, as required; and

(9) Monitor the adequacy and effectiveness of medical services under this section, and develop guidelines for the determination of disabilities and professional fees.

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 2302b, as added Oct. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 14-28, § 1203(b), 48 DCR 6981.)


Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary (90 day) addition of section, see § 1103(b) of Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2001 (D.C. Act 14-124, August 3, 2001, 48 DCR 7861).

Legislative History of Laws

For Law 14-28, see notes following § 1-604.06.