When an injury is diagnosed later as an infectious bloodborne disease, you must:
To protect the employee's privacy, do not enter the employee's name on the OSHA 300 Log (see the requirements for privacy cases in 29 CFR 1904(14)(a) through (14)(i).
NOTE: If you have a sharps exposure incident that is not a needle stick, you must still record it if it results in death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, loss of consciousness, or diagnosis of a significant injury or illness, such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.
If another OSHA standard requires the medical removal of an employee, you must record the case on the OSHA 300 Log.
Hearing loss must be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log by checking the hearing loss column when:
If you retest the employee's hearing within 30 days of the first test, and the retest does not confirm the recordable STS, you are not required to record the hearing loss case on the OSHA 300 Log. If the retest confirms the recordable STS, you must record the hearing loss case within 7 calendar days of the retest. If subsequent audiometric testing performed under the testing requirements of the noise standard (See CFR 29 1910.95) indicates that an STS is not persistent, you may erase, delete, or line-out the recorded entry.
If a physician or other licensed health care professional determines that the hearing loss is not work-related or has not been significantly aggravated by occupational noise exposure, the case is not work-related. Do not record it on the OSHA 300 Log.
If any of your employees has an occupational exposure to anyone with a known case of active tuberculosis (TB), and that employee subsequently develops a tuberculosis infection, as evidenced by a positive skin test or diagnosis by a physician or other licensed health care professional, you must record the case on the OSHA 300 Log by checking the "respiratory condition" column.
Do not record a pre-employment positive skin test because the exposure was not in your workplace. Line out or erase a recorded case if you prove that:
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