OSHA Recordkeeping and Recordability: Medical Treatment vs. 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 […]

GAO Issues New Report on Underreporting of Workplace Injuries

In a survey of 504 occupational health practitioners (including company doctors & nurses), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded that the government has not done enough to ensure that the reporting has been accurate.

The findings include:

More than 33% of the doctors/nurses said they were pressured to provide insufficient treatment so that the […]

Calculators: Injury and Illness Incidence Rate & DART

Want to calculate your Injury and Illness Incidence rate (I&I) and/or your Days, Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART) rate? Use OHShub.com’s Incidence Rate and DART Rate calculator (Excel spreadsheet format) to determine your rates.

Download the Calculator HERE for use on your computer:Incidence Rate and DART Rate Calculator (6071)

Sample Screenshot IR & […]

OSHA NEP: Under Recorded Injuries and Illnesses

Effective September 30, 2009, OSHA has begun a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for inspecting the accuracy of the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements for low rate establishments in selected industries.

OSHA postulates the most likely places where under-recorded injuries and illnesses may exist would be low rate establishments operating in […]