Recordable Rates Fall, Fatalities Tick Up

According to the BLS, recordable rates in 2016 continued the trend of the last 14 years and ticked downward to 2.9, meanwhile, fatalities have remained virtually flat, with a slight uptick in 2016.  There has been a 20% reduction in recordables over the last 8 years, while fatality rates have not budged.    

What approaches are you taking in your facility to change this trend?  Are you still subscribing to the Heinrich Triangle model or do you see value in the SIF Potential (DEKRA) model?

Source: BLS

OSHA Recordkeeping and Recordability: Medical Treatment vs. First Aid

OSHA Recordability Medical Treatment First Aid

Determining what constitutes an OSHA recordable injury can often be a science in itself.  Luckily, the good folks at JJ Keller have put together a list of medical treatments (recordable) vs. first aid (non-recordable) for your reference.  Care categories include:

  • Visits to health care professionals
  • Cuts, lacerations, punctures, abrasions
  • Inoculations
  • Splinters
  • Strains, sprains, dislocations
  • Burns, skin rashes, blisters
  • Bruises, contusions
  • Medications
  • Oxygen
  • Physical therapy (PT)
  • Loss of consciousness

Click below for a .pdf copy of the summary document.

OSHA Recordability: Medical Treatment vs. First Aid

Want to know what is considered first aid in the eyes of OSHA 29 CFR 1904.7.b.5.ii?  Download OSHA’s first aid list below.

OSHA First Aid List

Source: JJ Keller