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OSHA's Revised Recordkeeping Rule--Defines 'First Aid Case'
OSHA's revised recordkeeping rule has been cleared by the Bush administration and will go into effect January 1, 2002. Only work-related injuries requiring medical treatment are to be recorded in the new OSHA 300 logs. First aid cases do not need to be reported.
Here's the difference, according to OSHA:
Other examples of first aid include: using a non-prescription medication at nonprescription strength; using hot or cold therapy; using any temporary immobilization devices; draining fluid from a blister; removing foreign bodies from the eye using only irrigation a cotton swab; using finger guards; use of massage (but physical and chiropractic therapy are considered medical treatment); and drinking fluids to relieve heat stress.