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    Title: 1904.7(b)(7) Significant Diagnosed Injury or Illness
    Type: Text Slide
    • The following work-related conditions must always be recorded at the time of diagnosis by a PLHCP:
      - Cancer
      - Chronic irreversible disease
      - Punctured eardrum
      - Fractured or cracked bone or tooth
    Speaker Notes:

    OSHA believes that most significant injuries and illnesses will result in one of the criteria listed in 1904.7(a): death, days away from work, restricted work or job transfer, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.

    However, there are some significant injuries, such as a punctured eardrum or a fractured toe or rib, for which neither medical treatment nor work restrictions may be recommended. In addition, there are some significant progressive diseases, such as byssinosis, silicosis, and some types of cancer, for which medical treatment or work restrictions may not be recommended at the time of diagnosis but are likely to be recommended as the disease progresses. OSHA believes that cancer, chronic irreversible diseases, fractured or cracked bones, and punctured eardrums are generally considered significant injuries and illnesses, and must be recorded at the initial diagnosis even if medical treatment or work restrictions are not recommended, or are postponed, in a particular case.