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Non Recordable Incident

Last updated: May 21, 2019

What Does Non Recordable Incident Mean?

A non recordable incident is the workplace incident which does not involve death, injury or illness that requires medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, restricted work, transfer to another job, loss of consciousness, a significant injury or illness diagnosed by a physician or other licensed health care professional. Non recordable incidents are those which are outside the scope of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping requirements.

Safeopedia Explains Non Recordable Incident

Non recordable incidents include one or more of the following criteria:

  • Visit to a physician solely for observation or counseling
  • The conduct of diagnostic procedures
  • Incidents which require first aid, such as:
  • Using a non-prescription medication
  • Administering tetanus immunizations
  • Skin - wound cleaning, flushing or soaking, using bandages, removing splinters or foreign materials,
  • Eye - using eye patches, taking out foreign bodies from the eye
  • Using hot or cold therapy
  • Using any non-rigid means of support - elastic bandages, wraps, belts etc.
  • Draining fluid from a blister, fingernail or toenail
  • Using finger guards
  • Using physical therapy or massages
  • Drinking fluids for relief of heat stress

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