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Facilities must record each injury and illness that is: work-related, is a new case, and meets one or more of the general recording criteria. A five-step process can be used to determine whether an injury or illness meets these criteria. The five-step process begins with a series of yes or no questions. If the answer to the first question is yes, then move on to the next question. If the answer is no, the injury or illness is not recordable. The four questions that need to be asked are, decision one, did the employee experience an injury or illness? Decision two, is the injury or illness work-related? Decision three, is the injury or illness a new case? And decision four, does the injury or illness meet the general recording criteria or application to specific cases? If the answer to these four questions is yes, the case should then be recorded. The following sections will help employees answer these questions based on the facts of each case.

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses - Determining Recordability

Training Time: 44 minutes

In the workplace, employees may be confronted with a variety of injury and illness cases. When these occur, employees will need to determine or help determine whether or not a case should be recorded for their facility. The purpose of recordkeeping is to ensure facilities record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses to help analyze injury causes, identify potential trends, and prevent future occurrences. This course will discuss best practices in recording injuries and illnesses.

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Four questions to ask to determine recordability.

Summoning emergency medical assistance.

Employees can receive a work-related injury or illness even when traveling for work.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose of recordkeeping
  • List the criteria used to determine what makes a case recordable
  • Describe what makes a case work-related or not
  • Differentiate between a new case and recurrence of an existing case
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Occupational Injuries and Illnesses - Determining Recordability FAQs

What is the purpose of injury and illness recordkeeping?
The purpose of these recordkeeping rules is to ensure facilities record and report work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses to help analyze injury causes, identify potential trends, and prevent future occurrences. Injury and illness records are also used to implement safety and health programs at individual workplaces.

What are the criteria for determining if an injury of illness is recordable?
The first is, did the employee experience and injury or illness; the second is, is the injury of illness work related; the third is, is the injury or illness a new case; and the fourth is, does the injury or illness meet the general recording criteria or application to specific cases?

What are injuires and illnesses?
An injury or illness is defined as an abnormal condition or disorder.

What is an injury?
Injuries include cases such as, but not limited to, a cut, fracture, sprain or amputation.

What is an illness?
Illnesses include both acute and chronic illnesses, such as, but not limited to, a skin disease, respiratory disorder or poisoning.

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