Question: A contractor working on our site cut the tip of his finger off. The contractor was prescribed antibiotics and pain medication and was given work restrictions from his company while he healed. While working, he has no project foreman on site he reports to. Is it recordable? Which OSHA 300 log does it belong to?
Answer: YES. The incident is recordable because it is work-related, and resulted in medical treatment beyond first aid. (It also resulted in work restrictions.) However, the injury should be added to the contractor's OSHA 300 log unless your employer was managing the contractor employee's daily activities. It is also considered an amputation and therefore must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours. 1904.31(b)(3) If an employee in my establishment is a contractor's employee, must I record an injury or illness occurring to that employee? If the contractor's employee is under the day-to-day supervision of the contractor, the contractor is responsible for recording the injury or illness. If you supervise the contractor employee's work on a day-to-day basis, you must record the injury or illness. 1904.39(a)(2) Within twenty-four (24) hours after the in-patient hospitalization of one or more employees or an employee's amputation or an employee's loss of an eye, as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye to OSHA.