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Q190 - Dishonest Employee


An employee set to retire within a year reported that he injured a shoulder while lifting a piece of equipment. The employee receives shoulder surgery and misses a month of work. Later, a coworker reported that the injury actually occurred at home while the employee was replacing the roof on their house. During an investigation the employee confirms the injury was not work-related. The injury has already been added to the OSHA log. Is it recordable?


NO. The entry on the OSHA log can be lined out because the injury was found to be not work-related. 


1904.33(a) Do I have to update the OSHA 300 Log during the five-year storage period? Yes, during the storage period, you must update your stored OSHA 300 Logs to include newly discovered recordable injuries or illnesses and to show any changes that have occurred in the classification of previously recorded injuries and illnesses. If the description or outcome of a case changes, you must remove or line out the original entry and enter the new information.

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