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Title: Highlights of OSHA

Highlights of OSHAs Recordkeeping Rule
  • Courtney W. Bohannon
  • Jackson Area Office

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Updates the three recordkeeping forms
  • OSHA form 300
  • OSHA form 301
  • OSHA form 300A

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Requires records to include any work-related
    injury or illness resulting in one of the
  • Death
  • Days away from work
  • Restricted work
  • Medical treatment

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Recordability (contd)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Diagnosis of a significant injury/illness

1904.7(b)(5) First Aid
  • Using nonprescription medication at
    nonprescription strength
  • Tetanus immunizations
  • Cleaning, flushing, or soaking surface wounds
  • Wound coverings, butterfly bandages, Steri-Strips
  • Hot or cold therapy
  • Non-rigid means of support
  • Temporary immobilization device used to transport
    accident victims

First Aid
  • Drilling of fingernail or toenail, draining fluid
    from blister
  • Eye patches
  • Removing foreign bodies from eye using irrigation
    or cotton swab
  • Removing splinters or foreign material from areas
    other than the eye by irrigation, tweezers,
    cotton swabs or other simple means
  • Finger guards
  • Massages
  • Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress

To records or not record?
  • Second or subsequent hot and cold soaks and use
    of whirlpool treatment.
  • Not Recordable

To records or not record?
  • One-time administration of oxygen for several
  • Recordable

To records or not record?
  • Employee has work-related elbow pain and is given
    non-prescription pain medication at prescription
  • Recordable

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Adds additional exemptions to the definition of

Job Restriction
  • Restricted work activity occurs when
  • An employee is kept from performing one or more
    routine functions (work activities the employee
    regularly performs at least once per week) of his
    or her job or
  • An employee is kept from working a full workday
  • A PLHCP recommends either of the above

1904.7(b)(4) Job Transfer
  • An injured or ill employee is assigned to a job
    other than his or her regular job for part of the
  • A case is recordable if the injured or ill
    employee performs his or her routine job duties
    for part of a day and is assigned to another job
    for the rest of the day

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Eliminates the term "lost workdays" and focuses
    on days away or days restricted or transferred.
  • Cap day count at 180 days.

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Requires recording of all needlestick and sharps
    injuries involving contamination by another
    person's blood or other bodily fluids.

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Provisions describing the recording criteria for
    cases involving the work-related transmission of
    tuberculosis or medical removal under OSHA

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Establish a procedure for employees to report
    injuries and illnesses and tell their employees
    how to report.

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Protects employee privacy

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • 3 month posting.
  • Certify.

Recordkeeping Highlights
  • Changes the reporting of fatalities and
    catastrophes to exclude some motor carrier and
    motor vehicle accidents.

Record Access
  • Must provide limited access to injury and illness
  • Must provide copies of the records within 4
    business hours
  • Use the business hours of the establishment where
    the records are located

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 1/23/02, Allen Ghouleah, Welder in Welding
    Department, developed flash burn in both eyes.
    Received prescription medication. No days away
    from work.
  • Recordable 1904.7(b)(5), Other Recordable
    Cases, All other illnesses.

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 2/1/02, Shawn Hogal, Maintenance Supervisor in
    Maintenance Department working in the boiler
    room. Found unconscious in boiler. Sent to
    hospital where he died 2/3/02. Diagnosis was
    death due to carbon monoxide.
  • Recordable, Death, Poisoning.

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 3/6/02, Bob Foglia, Shipping Department Forklift
    Operator. Broke his right large toe, when the
    forklift ran over his foot. Unable to walk but
    was able to drive the forklift. Had another
    employee do work for him which required walking
    for 4 days. No days away from work.
  • Recordable, Job Restriction, Injury (4 days job

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 3/9/02, Marilyn Rose, Canning Machine Operator in
    Canning Department. Foreign object in right eye
    (not embedded). Doctor said she could return to
    work but Marilyn did not return for 2 days
    because of eye pain.
  • Not Recordable

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 3/11/02 Carrie Nation, Maintenance Department.
    Employee is designated first aid responder
    reported that she received a needle stick to the
    left hand while cleaning up the Canning Area
    contaminated with Mark Boulwares blood after the
    EMS team removed Mark. There was a
    recommendation for medical treatment.
  • Recordable, Other recordable cases,
    Injury-Privacy Case.

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 6/21/02 Cathy Withmore, Computer Operator in the
    Training Department, choked on a sandwich in the
    lunchroom. Hospitalized for 2 days.
  • Not Recordable 1904.5(b)(2)(iv).

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 7/15/02 Valerie Gilmore, retired Boiler Room
    Supervisor (4 years ago), after working 40 years.
    She was diagnosed with work related asbestosis.
  • Recordable, Other Recordable Cases, Respiratory

Entering Information on the OSHA 300 Log
  • 7/16/02 John Doe, Shop Foreman, had a diabetic
    incident that occurred while he was working.
  • Not Recordable 1904.5(b)(2)(ii).

Courtney W. Bohannon
USDOL OSHA Jackson Area Office 3780 I-55 North
Suite 210 Jackson, MS 39211-6323 601-965-4606
ext. 35 bohannon.courtney_at_dol.gov
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