Please indicate what you believe the severity of the risk or hazard is.
Imminent Danger: Conditions or practices exist in any place of employment which could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated through the enforcement procedure. (Typical abatement period: Immediate)
High Severity: Death from injury or illness; injuries involving permanent disability, or chronic, irreversible illness. (Typical abatement period: 30 days)
Medium Severity: Injuries or temporary, reversible illness resulting in hospitalization or a variable but limited period of disability. (Typical abatement period 60 days)
Low Severity: Injuries or temporary, reversible illness not resulting in hospitalization and requiring only minor supportive treatment. (Typical abatement period 90 days)
Minimal Severity: Although such violations reflect conditions which have a direct and immediate relationship to the safety and health of employees, the injury or illness most likely to result would probably not cause death or serious physical harm. (Typical abatement period 120 days)