Management System: Worker Safety and Health

Subject Area: Injury/Illness Investigation

Potential for Litigation

Effective Date: XXXXX

Litigation indicates that there may be negative consequences to the Laboratory as a result of what may be uncovered during the investigation. The investigation itself might be used in court against the Laboratory.

The following are indications that the incident, accident, event, or injury may wind up in litigation:

If any of the above occur, consult the BNL Legal Office and establish attorney-client privilege, if so advised. Ensure the scope of the investigation is well-defined and use expert participants.

The only official copy of this file is the one on-line in SBMS.

Before using a printed copy, verify that it is the most current version by checking the effective date.