Walking With Binoculars

Walking With Binoculars

Question: Two employees are surveying power lines for vegetation overgrowth. While goofing around, an employee begins walking while looking through his binoculars in reverse. He walks into a tree and fractures his orbital. Is it recordable?

Answer: YES. The injury 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.