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Cal/OSHA California's Employer Records of Occupational Injury and Illness Highlights

Highlights || Details - 14300.7 || California Standards -14300.7 || F.A.Qs - 14300.7
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HIGHLIGHTS

14300.7 - General Recording Criteria

An injury or illness is recordable on the Cal/OSHA 300 if it results in one or more of the following: (as defined in the regulation)

  • Death
  • Days away from work
  • Restricted work 
  • Transfer to another job
  • Medical treatment beyond first aid
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional

Fatalities - 14300.7(b)(2)

Mark the column for "death".

Days Away - 14300.7(b)(3) 

Mark the "days away from work" column. 

  • enter number of calendar days in the "days away from work" column.
  • exclude the day of injury or illness.
  • "cap" the total days away at 180 calendar days.
  • count the number of calendar days the employee was unable to work regardless of whether or not the employee was scheduled to work on those day(s) [e.g., weekends, holidays, vacation days, etc.]

Restricted Work - 14300.7(b)(4)

Under the "remained at work" column, check job transfer or restricted workdays.

  • occurs when the employer (or the recommendations of a physician or other licensed health care professional) keeps the employee from performing:
  • one or more "routine functions" (i.e. work activities regularly performed at least once per week) of the job, or 
  • working a full workday.
  • count just like days away from work.
  • do not count the restriction if it is limited only to the day of the injury or illness. 

Job Transfer - 14300.7(b)(4)

Means the injured or ill employee is assigned to a job other than their regular job for at least a part of any work day

  • under Remained at work, check job transfer or restricted workdays column.
  • count just like days away from work. 
  • stop counting the number of days of job transfer if :
  • a permanent modification is made to a job which eliminates the routine functions the employee was restricted from performing, and 
  • the employee is permanently assignment to this modified job. 
  • do not count the day the injury or illness occurred. 
  • count at least one day.

Medical Treatment Beyond First Aid - 14300.7(b)(5) 

Must be recorded: 

on the Cal/OSHA form 300 under "remained at work", check "other recordable cases" column (i.e. column J) only if the work related injury or illness did not results in:

  • death, or
  • days away from work or
  • a job transfer or restriction

even if an employee does not follow medical treatment recommended by a physician or other licensed health care professional.

  

Medical Treatment Beyond First Aid - 14300.7(b)(5) 

means the management and care of a patient to combat disease or disorder. It does not include:

  • visits to licensed health care professional solely for observation or counseling. 
  • diagnostic procedures (x-rays, blood tests, prescription medications used solely for diagnostic purposes).
  • first aid (as defined in the regulation). 

Loss of Consciousness - 14300.7(b)(6) 

must be recorded regardless of the length of time the employee remains unconscious: 
  • classify by checking the column (G - J) which represents the most serious outcome of the loss of consciousness.

Significant Diagnosed Injury or Illness -14300.7(b)(7) 

includes (but is not limited to) cancer, chronic irreversible diseases (e.g. asbestosis, byssinosis, silicosis), fractured or cracked bones, punctured eardrums. 
Record:
  • only once at the time of diagnosis by a physician or other licensed health care professional by checking "other recordable cases" column (i.e. column J), if the significant diagnosed injury or illness did not result in:
  • death, or
  • days away from work or
  • a job transfer or restriction.

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