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Recordable Injuries through OSHA

  • Nov 05, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a recordable injury as any where medical treatment – beyond first aid – is required. Any injuries that can be treated with first aid measures like wound coverings or cold pack therapy are not classified as recordable.

When setting up a workplace safety program, it is important to keep these OSHA rules in mind. Recordable situations include any injury or illness that results in:

  • Casts or rigid splints
  • Deep cuts or tears that need stitches 
  • Exercises recommended by a health care professional 
  • Fractured or cracked bones or teeth 
  • Hepatitis B vaccination 
  • Loss of consciousness 
  • Non-prescription medication usage at prescription strength 
  • Prescribed medications (whether used or not) 
  • Punctured eardrums 
  • Rabies vaccination 
  • Referrals for physical therapy or chiropractic manipulations
  • Time away from work or restricted work 
  • Transfer to another job

Learn more about creating a workplace safety program here.