Q9 - Injured While Donating Blood

Question: 

Karen volunteers to donate blood for a company-sponsored blood drive. While inserting a needle the nurse sneezes and impales her artery. Karen visits the ER for treatment and is issued antibiotics. Is it recordable?

Answer:

NO, it is not recordable. This event falls under one of the exceptions to the geographic presumption: [The incident is not recordable when] the injury or illness results solely from voluntary participation in a wellness program or in a medical, fitness, or recreational activity such as blood donation, physical examination, flu shot, exercise class, racquetball, or baseball.

1904.5(b)(2)(iii)

1904.5(b)(2)(iii) You are not required to record injuries and illnesses if the injury or illness results solely from voluntary participation in a wellness program or in a medical, fitness, or recreational activity such as blood donation, physical examination, flu shot, exercise class, racquetball, or baseball.

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