An OSHA recordable is an injury, illness, or death that OSHA deems to be recordable under its recordkeeping regulations.Answer
The answer to your question is that giving a medication, dose or a treatment that "requires a prescription" makes an injury "recordable" under OSHA guidelines. Therefore a "prescription" for 200mg ibuprofen is not recordable unless you tell the patient to take 3 pills at a time (a prescription dose of a non prescription medication.) Now, 400mg ibuprofen is not a prescription dose but is not available over the counter so likely would be considered a "prescription" medication. Confusing, huh?
So when you gave that injured worker 400mg of ibuprofen that night that did not cause the injury to be listed as recordable but prescribing the antibiotic did. (I hope it was more than a scratch.)
Next, duty status: Restricting duty will usually make an injury recordable under OSHA guidelines but not in all cases.
First you may restrict the workers duty for the balance of his shift on the "day of injury" without incurring recordability. The "day of injury" is defined by OSHA as well and occasionally subject to interpretation. If the injury results from trauma, the day of injury is the day of the trauma and the subsequent shift. So our night workers who are injured before midnight may be restricted after midnight without penalty if the restriction is limited to the current work shift. The TX DWC 73 form in this case would have both the restricted and unrestricted boxes checked with the appropriate dates clearly noted. It is a good idea to write "balance of shift only" in the notes section of restrictions.
A worker who reports his traumatic injury occurred on a prior date establishes that date as the "date of injury" and may not be restricted balance of shift without triggering recordability. (Remember that this worker may have been doing full duty up to the time of the visit and may deserve a trail of treatment without restrictions initially.) Be aware that we all will use the date of injury for identification and tracking so it should be consistent with the employers and insurers records as well so document the incident carefully. You may be asked to defend your choice of DOI.
When a worker reports symptoms that have appeared gradually and the medical determination is that the injury is a result of "cumulative trauma" the date of the first medical visit and diagnosis becomes the "date of injury." Work related soreness is not always "an injury" but when an employee is brought to us it becomes an injury. Be sure to counsel workers that when the work is hard, soreness can be a daily fact of life especially during an adjustment period when the work or the pace is changing.
Restrictions that do not impact the "essential functions" of an employee's job do not trigger recordability. For example, a secretary who is told not to lift 50 pounds would not generally trigger recordability. Putting that restriction onto her duty slip might trigger an unpleasant response from her safety supervisor if he does not understand OSHA very well (and many do not.)
"Lost time" under OSHA results when restrictions are so consequential that the employee should not be at work. This is rarely a medical determination with the injuries we treat and applies more to patients that have required hospitalization or surgery. Even so, many workers can undergo day surgeries and return to restricted duties without lost time if the consultants understand how to work with the system. Employees may even be in a safer and more supervised environment than they would be at home.
"Death" in the workplace is the highest level of recordability and usually OSHA will be onsite within 24 to 48 hours to investigate the circumstances surrounding these tragedies.
No test is OSHA recordable, but the results may tell you that there is an OSHA recordable illness.
No, a bee sting is not OSHA recordable. Two things that are recordable to OSHA is lacerations and eye injuries.
You are legally required to record and OSHA recordable case.
Yes, it is an OSHA recordable.
If it is a prescription (per OSHA regs) then yes...it is recordable.
Chiropractic adjustment is OSHA Recordable if it used as the result of a workplace accident or injury.
A "non OSHA recordable" is an injury, illness, or instance of lost time or lost work days that does not have to be recorded on OSHA specified forms by an employer because it does not meet the definition of a recordable incident.
Tetanus shots are precautionary and not "medical treatment" as defined by OSHA. Therefore they are not usually recordable.
Being overheated by itself is not OSHA recordable. Requiring medical treatment beyond first aid because you are overheated is recordable if the overheating is work related.
DOT (US Department of Transportation) standards have nothing to do with whether an incident is recordable under OSHA regulations.
If the amputation is a result of an injury or illness incurred in the workplace, the injury or illness is an OSHA recordable event. The amputation occurs in a hospital (usually) and is not itself OSHA recordable.An injury may include an amputation, as when a finger is caught in a die-press.Since medical treatment beyond first air would be required, that event would be OSHA recordable.In addition to being recordable (if it is) a work-relatedamputationmust also bereported to OSHA.
A dog bite would be an OSHA Recordable only when the person bitten was in the work and scope of their job duties.
A cist is part of an OSHA recordable only if it resulted from workplace activity as part of your assigned job, and if it is considered to be a illness.
If an injury requires medical care (beyond first aid) it is an OSHA recordable. And I think you mean cauterized.
Application of any medical procedure beyond first aid makes an injury OSHA recordable. So, if anesthesia was given by medical personnel in treating a workplace injury that otherwise qualifies for recordability, then yes, it is OSHA recordable.
An OSHA Recordable incident is one that is work related and that involves medical treatment beyond the application of first aid. So some incidents requiring medical treatment are OSHA recordable and some are not.
Calling in sick, all by itself, does not create an OSHA recordable event. If you are sick because of something in your work place or your work assignment, that may be an OSHA recordable event, but further assessment is needed by someone who understands the OSHA reporting requirements and the specifics of the event.
Finger guards are on the list of First Aid provided by OSHA and therefore NOT recordable whether they are soft, rigid, whatever.
Yes. Any work related injury that requires more than First Aid treatment is an OSHA recordable injury.
Yes it is.
Dermabond (Topical Skin Adhesive/liquid stitches) is considered invasive treatment, therefore it’s OSHA recordable.