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OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at

April 4, 1995

Mr. Larry M. Kreh
Ergonomics and Loss Prevention
PPG Industries, Inc.
Post Office Box 2009
Allison Park, Pennsylvania 15101

Dear Mr. Kreh:

Thank you for your letter dated March 21, requesting an interpretation regarding OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping criteria. For OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping purposes, the use of Steri-Strips has always been regarded as medical treatment despite the Review Commission language you cited. If Steri-Strips are used on a work related laceration the case must be recorded on the OSHA Log 200.

I hope you find this information useful. If you have any further questions, please contact us at Area Code (202) 219-6463.


Bob Whitmore
Division of Recordkeeping Requirements