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Q173 - Student Injury
A student at a university slips in a classroom while attempting to retrieve a piece of glassware from a cabinet. They break their arm. Is it recordable?
NO. The student is not considered an employee. The OSHA log is meant to track injuries of employees whether they are labor, executive, hourly, salary, part-time, seasonal, or migrant workers.
1904.31(a): You must record on the OSHA 300 Log the recordable injuries and illnesses of all employees on your payroll, whether they are labor, executive, hourly, salary, part-time, seasonal, or migrant workers. You also must record the recordable injuries and illnesses that occur to employees who are not on your payroll if you supervise these employees on a day-to-day basis. If your business is organized as a sole proprietorship or partnership, the owner or partners are not considered employees for recordkeeping purposes.