Recordable Injuries and Illnesses

Most large companies use a medical record called an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) log to document occupational injuries and illnesses. The OSHA states that all illnesses and work-related deaths must be recorded on the log. All injuries must be recorded as well, except in the case that the injury is minor enough to require only first aid treatment. Injuries that follow one or more of the following criteria must be recorded: injury involves medical treatment, the worker loses consciousness, worker has restriction of work or motion, or the worker has to transfer to another job.

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