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A recommendation by a physician or other licensed health care professional to use a non-prescription medication at prescription strength is considered medical treatment for recordkeeping purposes - OSHA Interpretation
Question: I understand about the travel scenario from today's call regarding establishing a "home away from home" and not being covered regarding recordability when commuting to/from the facility being visited. I want to make sure that this is only as far as OSHA recordability or non-recordability and has nothing to do with whether or not the employee would be covered by OWCP if they had an auto accident and suffered an injury while commuting from the hotel to the facility they are visiting. In other words, injuries from such an accident would not be an OSHA recordable, but would merit an OWCP claim. Is this correct?
Answer: While on TDY - going to and from or in the hotel is covered under WC, but not OSHA recordable.
Question: Does it matter who cares for the injured worker when determining if the injury is recordable or First Aid?
Answer: No, who cares for the injured worker has no impact whether the injury is First Aid or OSHA recordable.
Question: Is Professional Observations, Counseling, and Diagnostic work recordable?
Answer: These are not First Aid.
Question: Are rigid supports First Aid?
Answer: Yes, but not finger guards, e.g., support under the finger is a guard and over the finger is a guard.
Question: Can over the counter medications be recordable?
Answer: Over-the-Counter Medications given at prescription strength are recordable.