In this module, we'll take a closer look at the third criteria, general and specific recording criteria. An injury or illness meets the general recording criteria, and is recordable, if it results in any one of the following six conditions:
You must record an injury or illness that results in death by entering a check mark in column (G) of the OSHA 300 Log for cases resulting in death. You must also report any work-related fatality to OSHA within 8 hours.
When an injury or illness involves one or more days away from work, place a checkmark in Column (H) on the OSHA 300 Log and an enter the number of calendar days away from work in Column (K).
When an injury or illness involves restricted work or job transfer but does not involve death or days away from work, you must record the injury or illness on the OSHA 300 Log by placing a check mark in the space for job transfer or restriction and an entry of the number of restricted or transferred days in the restricted workdays column.
Restricted work occurs when, as the result of a work-related injury or illness:
For recordkeeping purposes, an employee's routine functions are those work activities the employee regularly performs at least once per week.
A recommended work restriction is recordable only if it affects one or more of the employee's routine job functions. To determine whether this is the case, you must evaluate the restriction in light of the routine functions of the injured or ill employee's job.
A partial day of work is recorded as a day of job transfer or restriction for recordkeeping purposes, except for the day on which the injury occurred or the illness began.
Record job transfer and restricted work cases in the same column (I).
Count days of job transfer or restriction in the same way you count days away from work. The only difference is that, if you permanently assign the injured or ill employee to a job modified or permanently changed to eliminate the routine functions the employee was restricted from performing, you may stop the day count when the modification or change is permanent. You must count at least 1-day of restricted work or job transfer for such cases.
"Medical treatment" is the management and care of a patient to combat disease or disorder. For OSHA 300 recordkeeping purposes, medical treatment does not include:
You must record a work-related injury or illness if the worker becomes unconscious, regardless of the length of time they remain unconscious.
In addition, you must record a case if it involves a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional (HCP), even if it does not result in any of the other five conditions described above.
In addition, there are some significant progressive diseases, such as byssinosis, silicosis, and some types of cancer, for which medical treatment or work restrictions may not be recommended at the time of diagnosis but are likely to be recommended as the disease progresses.
Cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones, and punctured eardrums are generally considered significant injuries and illnesses, and must be recorded at the initial diagnosis even if medical treatment or work restrictions are not recommended, or are postponed, in a particular case.
Work-related cases involving cancer, chronic irreversible disease, a fractured or cracked bone, or a punctured eardrum must always be recorded under the general criteria at the time of occurrence.
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