Over the years it has always been understood that the dispensing of a Rx medication for a work related injury results in a recordable incident. Or is it?
Recently, I read in a National Safety Council book that if a one time dose of Rx meds to ease pain or discomfort is given, it is not recordable. So which is it? I spoke with an OSHA Compliance Assistance Officer about this and his stance was that "If I felt it should be recordable, then record it". OSHA 300 and 300A logs are typically used for trending. While this is true, recording claims on a feeling opens a lot of issues.
Suppose I "feel" a claim or 10 claims are recordable, what does it do to the company Incident Rate and DART rate?