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California's Employer Records of Occupational Injury and Illness

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14300.5 - Determination of Work-Relatedness

Work environment means the establishment and other locations where one or more employees are working or are present as a condition of their employment. The work environment includes:
  • the physical location of work
  • the equipment or materials used by the employee during the course of his or her work 

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14300.5(b)(2) - Work-Relatedness Exceptions

The injury or illness was caused by:

  • the individual: 

  • voluntarily participating in a wellness program, medical, fitness or recreational activity

  • eating, drinking or preparing food or drink for personal consumption.

  • performing personal tasks (unrelated to their employment) outside assigned working hours.

  • personal grooming or self medication for non-work-related condition.

  • an intentionally self-inflicted act.

  • a motor vehicle accident in parking lot or access road during commute.

  • a common cold or flu.

  • symptoms surface at work that are solely due to non-work-related event or exposure.

  • the employee was present in the work environment as a member of the general public.

  • the employee has a mental illness (unless the employee comes forward with an opinion from an Health Care Provider with appropriate training and experience that the employee has a mental illness that is work related).


14300.5 (b)(6) - Travel Status and Work-Relatedness

An injury or illness that occurs while an employee is on travel status is not work-related if the employee:

  • is on a detour for personal reasons which are not work-related, or

  • establishes a temporary residence (e.g. checks into a hotel/motel) and then performs activities which are not in the interest of the employer 

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