Q95 - Joint Manipulation
An office employee wearing flip flops gets their toe jammed underneath the restroom door and falls down, twisting their knee and hip badly. The toe is treated with first aid, but a doctor uses joint manipulation to treat the leg. There was no prescription medicine provided, only OTC ibuprofen recommended. Is it recordable?
YES. Joint manipulation is not listed as first aid treatment and is therefore considered medical treatment beyond first aid and should be recorded.
Letter of Interpretation: Reduction (joint manipulation) is not a treatment included on the first aid list under 1904.7(b)(5) and therefore it is considered medical treatment for OSHA recordkeeping purposes.