DIOSH recordkeeping 2013

Recordkeeping 2013
With Trish Rankin
Topics and fun
• Yes, there is a test
• Where to find information
• All things not recordable
• Things that get confusing
• Practice recording
Nine Exceptions
1. Present as a member of the general
2. Symptoms arising in work environment
that are solely due to non-work-related
event or exposure.
3. Voluntary participation in wellness
program, medical, fitness or recreational
4. Eating, drinking or preparing food or
drink for personal consumption.
Nine Exceptions
5. Personal tasks outside assigned working
6. Personal grooming, self medication for
non-work-related condition, or
intentionally self-inflicted.
7. Motor vehicle accident in parking
lot/access road during commute.
8. Common cold or flu.
9. Mental illness unless medical opinion
states work related.
Medical treatment is the management and care
of a patient to combat disease or disorder.
It does not include:
• Visits to licensed health care professional
solely for observation
• Diagnostic procedures
• First Aid
First Aid
Using nonprescription
medication at
Cleaning, flushing, or
soaking surface
Wound coverings,
butterfly bandages,
Steri-Strips; glue?
Hot or cold therapy
Non-rigid means of
support – braces?
device used to
transport accident
First Aid
• Eye patches
• Removing foreign
bodies from eye using
irrigation or cotton
• Removing splinters or
foreign material from
areas other than the
eye by irrigation,
tweezers, cotton swabs
or other simple means
• Drilling of fingernail or
toenail, draining fluid
from blister
Finger guards
• Massages
• Drinking fluids for
relief of heat stress
Single dosages considered prescription
strength for common over-the-counter
• Ibuprofen (Advil™) –
– Greater than 467 mg
• Diphenhydramine (Benadryl™) –
– Greater than 50 mg
• Naproxen Sodium (Aleve™) –
– Greater than 220 mg
• Ketoprofen (Orudus KT™) –
– Greater than 25mg
Restricted Work / Job Transfer
• Employee is kept from performing one or
more of the routine functions (at least once
a week) that he or she would otherwise
have been scheduled to work.
• An employee is kept from working a full
Day counts
• Day zero = day of injury or diagnosis
• Any day off work or restricted is a day.
• Day of release does not count.
• Loss of consciousness – recordable?
• Administering of Oxygen
– Precautionary or
– Medical treatment
• Braces ridged and non ridged
• Knee immobilizer vs knee brace
1. Which one of the following
statements is absolutely true?
• a. Any employer that has 11 employees is required to
keep an OSHA 300 form.
• b. Any facility in existence for more than a year is required
to post an OSHA 300A.
• c. There is a list of exempt standard industrial codes in the
recordkeeping standard that do not have to keep the OSHA
form 300.
• d. When determining the number of employees for
recordkeeping purposes, you do not have to count
temporary employees.
2. Which instance would likely be
recorded on the OSHA 300 form?
• a. An employee coming to work, crossing a public street
prior to their shift, is struck by vehicle and is hospitalized
for her injuries.
• b. Employee breaks his ankle during the lunchtime pickup basketball game.
• c. An employee wearing a dust mask (N95) has heart
attack and died while shoveling material on a hot and
humid day.
• d. An employee spilled his coffee on his hand resulting
in burns requiring medical treatment.
3. Which instance would have to be
recorded on the OSHA 300 form?
• a. An employee feels threated by their boss and missed
work for 3 days.
• b. Your employee twists his ankle playing ultimate
Frisbee for Joe’s bar team and returns to work with a
doctor’s restriction that he cannot stand at work.
• c. An employee driving to a work related training session
at noon in his own vehicle is struck and killed by a drunk
• d. A diabetic office employee suffers a convulsion and
broken clavicle as a result of striking his shoulder on chair
during a spell.
4. Which instance would have to be
recorded on the OSHA 300 form?
• a. An employee stepped on a nail and received a tetanus
• b. An employee put ice on his shoulder every day after
shoveling grain.
• c. The secretary at the facility uses liquid adhesive/
medical glue to close a two centimeter cut on a workers
• d. An employee got dust in his eyes and went to the local
hospital and had it flushed out with water by the
emergency room doctor.
5. Which instances (2) would not have
to be recorded on the OSHA 300 form?
• a. A doctor prescribes employee 800 mg of ibuprofen
every 2 hours for back injury.
• b. A lumberjack is given a rigid splint for his little finger
when injured by a branch.
• c. Neanderthal Ned from the landscaping company has a
podiatrist drill a hole in his toenail to relieve pressure from
the swelling after dropping a 12 pound rock on his big toe.
• d. The boss pays for an employee complaining of neck
pain to get a neck and back massage at a local chair
massage station.
6. Which one of the following
statements is absolutely true?
• a. A work related fatality must be reported to the
local OSHA office in 24 hours.
• b. An employee with any medical restriction is
required to be documented on the OSHA 300 form.
• c. An employer has 7 calendar days to update
information on the OSHA 300 log.
• d. The Safety Director is responsible for signing
the OSHA 300A annual summary.
7. Which instance would not have to
be recorded on the OSHA 300 Log?
• An employee pinches his finger at work and goes to the Doctor the following
day for an x-ray. The Doctor tells the employee not to return to work until the
results of the x-ray are known. The employee misses a full day of work even
though the x-ray was negative.
• An employee has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
• An employee has a non-work-related pre-existing condition (hernia). The
employee suffers an injury while pulling on a pipe wrench at work resulting in
pain and had to have hernia surgery the same day as the injury.
• An employee suffers a new work-related injury and is currently taking
prescription medication for a different non-work-related injury. The Doctor
tells the employee to continue taking the prescription medication for the workrelated injury or illness.

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