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The Rite Care You Deserve
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What is considered non recordable by osha?
Medical treatment is recordable and first aid doesn’t require any documentation in certain circumstances. How do employers know the difference between a medical treatment and first aid in the workplace?
Here is a concise list of what first aid actions which do not need any employer documentation.
- Using a non-prescription medication at nonprescription strength.
- Administering tetanus immunization (other immunization, such as Hep B vaccine or rabies).
- Cleaning, flushing or soaking wounds on the surface of the skin.
- Using wound coverings such as bandages, gauze pads, butterfly bandages, Steri-Strips.
- Using hot or cold therapy.
- Using temporary immobilization devices while transporting an accident victim (splints, slings, neck collars, back boards, etc).
- Drilling of a fingernail or toenail to relieve pressure, or draining fluid from a blister.
- Removing foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation or a cotton swab.
- Removing splinters or foreign material by irrigation, tweezers, cotton swabs.
- Using finger guards.
- Using massage therapy.
- Drinking fluid for relief of heat stress.
Footnote: For a complete listing of OSHA standards with details listed here: