Bird Dookie

Bird Dookie

Question: An employee was performing maintenance outside the building and heard a squawk. After looking up into a tree to investigate the sound, a giant blob of bird dookie landed in their eye. The employee flushed the eye for 15 minutes and was later prescribed antibiotics as a precautionary measure. Is it recordable?

Answer: YES. The incident is work-related and resulted in medical treatment beyond first aid.

1904.7(a): Basic requirement. You must consider an injury or illness to meet the general recording criteria, and therefore to be recordable, if it results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness. You must also consider a case to meet the general recording criteria if it involves a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional, even if it does not result in death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.