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July 7, 1995

Ms. Linda Ballas
Linda Ballas & Associates
4413 Copper Creek Lane
Toledo, Ohio 43615

Dear Linda:

Thank you for your letter dated July 26 requesting an interpretation for recording cases involving eye injuries on the OSHA Log 200. Historically, we have not differentiated between types of corneal abrasions in regards to being classified as minor or non-minor. Therefore, an injury involving a corneal abrasion should not be recorded if it does not involve medical treatment, loss of consciousness, days away from work, days of restricted work activity or job transfer.

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