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Q196 - Drinking Fluids for Heat Stress


An employee experiences heat stress while working outside on a hot day. His supervisor sends him to the occupational health nurse who instructs him to drink fluids. Is it recordable?


NO. Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress is specifically listed as first aid by OSHA and is not recordable.

1904.7(b)(5)(ii) What is "first aid"? For the purposes of Part 1904, "first aid" means the following:


1904.7(b)(5)(ii)(N) Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress.

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