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Course 708 - OSHA Recordkeeping Basics

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What is First Aid?

If the incident required only the following types of treatment, consider it first aid. Do not record the following:

  • using non-prescription medications at non-prescription strength
  • administering tetanus immunizations
  • cleaning, flushing, or soaking wounds on the skin surface
  • using wound coverings, such as bandages, adhesive strips, gauze pads, butterfly bandages, etc.
  • using hot or cold therapy
  • using any non-rigid means of support, such as elastic bandages, wraps, non-rigid back belts, etc.
  • using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim (splints, slings, neck collars, or back boards)
  • drilling a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure or draining fluids from blisters
  • using eye patches
  • using simple irrigation or a cotton swab to remove foreign bodies not embedded in or adhered to the eye
  • using irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs, or other simple means to remove splinters or foreign material from areas other than the eye
  • using finger guards
  • using massages
  • drinking fluids to relieve heat stress