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    • Q95 - Joint Manipulation

      Question: 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? Answer: 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. #RedBeard #osha #osharecordkeeping #safety #occupationalsafety #recordkeeping #injuries

    • Q94 - Damage to Braces

      Question: An employee is using an old hammer to bend a piece of sharp metal that is protruding from an old cement wall.  The head of the hammer comes loose and strikes him in the mouth, damaging his braces, is it recordable? Answer: NO. A cracked permanent tooth meets OSHA record keeping criteria. However, damaged artificial devices such as dentures or braces or prosthetics do not have to be recorded on the OSHA 300 log. ​ Letter of Interpretation: Damage to artificial or mechanical devices, such as dentures, eye glasses, canes, or prosthetic arms or legs, would not be considered an injury or illness under Part 1904. #RedBeard #osha #osharecordkeeping #safety #occupationalsafety #recordkeeping #injuries

    • Q93 - Company Gym Injury

      Question: An employee is using the company gym during his lunch break when he accidently drops a 15lb dumbbell on his toes. He is seen at a clinic where an x-ray reveals a fractured toe. Pain medicine is prescribed along with work restrictions. Is it recordable? Answer: NO. Even though the injury met recordable criteria in the bone fracture, prescription medicine, and work restrictions, OSHA has an exception for voluntary exercise injuries on the job. 1904.5(b)(2) Are there situations where an injury or illness occurs in the work environment and is not considered work-related? Yes, an injury or illness occurring in the work environment that falls under one of the following exceptions is not work-related, and therefore is not recordable. ​ #RedBeard #osha #osharecordkeeping #safety #occupationalsafety #recordkeeping #injuries

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      Nathan Braymen Founder Greetings! My name is Nathan Braymen and I am the creator of isitrecordable.com! (I go by #RedBeard on LinkedIn and other social media, !) I am a former USMC crash fire and rescue specialist. I studied Occupational Safety in college at Iowa State University and received both my BS and MS in occupational safety. I also am certified by the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council in OSHA recordkeeping. connect with me ​ I began my career working at the USDA National Animal Disease Center in Ames, IA as a safety technician and then at Berkshire Hathaway Energy as a corporate safety manger. I have over 14 years of experience in safety. Through this time I became known for getting things done quickly and also for my OSHA recordkeeping knowledge. I was asked often: Nathan, is it recordable? Being asked the question so often eventually led to the creation of this website! Ask a question and I'll usually respond very quickly (unless I'm driving or out of pocket for some other reason)! ​ I also employ the help of to generate new scenarios on a weekly basis. Whit Theobald ​ Most of the scenarios on this site are actual incidents that visitors have submitted or incidents that either Whit or myself have seen happen first-hand throughout our careers in safety. Some are completely fictional we thought up to help demonstrate how OSHA guidelines would apply. ​ My goal is to keep the site simple and free but the costs for hosting and scenario generation (Whit does a great job and I like to pay him for his efforts!) take up my time and money. Please consider tossing some coin into my tip jar (oh valley of plenty) to support this site and encourage me to keep answering the question; is it recordable? You may also be interested in my children's book, Mandorla, published in 2018. Check it out! My first safety book was published August of 2020! 5 Principles for Parenting and Occupational Safety Management Privacy Promise Your privacy and trust are important to us. We will not, in any circumstances, share your personal information with other individuals or organizations without your permission, including public organizations, corporations or individuals, except when applicable by law. You can trust us to deliver OSHA recordkeeping answers while keeping your personal information private and confidential. If we use your scenario that is submitted to us, we will not disclose the company or the names of the persons involved. Details about the event may be altered. ​ Ask a question!

    • Q94 - Damage to Braces | isitrecordable.com

      Q94 - Damage to Braces Question: An employee is using an old hammer to bend a piece of sharp metal that is protruding from an old cement wall. The head of the hammer comes loose and strikes him in the mouth, damaging his braces, is it recordable? Answer: NO. A cracked permanent tooth meets OSHA record keeping criteria. However, damaged artificial devices such as dentures or braces or prosthetics do not have to be recorded on the OSHA 300 log. ​ Damage to artificial or mechanical devices, such as dentures, eye glasses, canes, or prosthetic arms or legs, would not be considered an injury or illness under Part 1904. : Letter of Interpretation ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Ask a Question

    • Q95 - Joint Manipulation | isitrecordable.com

      Q95 - Joint Manipulation Question: 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? Answer: YES. Joint manipulation is not listed as first aid treatment and is therefore considered medical treatment beyond first aid and should be recorded. ​ 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. Letter of Interpretation : ​ ​ ​ ​ Ask a Question

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