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October 28, 1993
Ms. Donna Lite
Safety Training Administrator
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
2501 McGee, Mail Drop 314
Kansas City, Missouri 64141
Dear Ms. Lite:
Thank you for your letter dated September 20, requesting an interpretation for an OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping issue. Your letter was forwarded to my office by Ted Bach.
For OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping purposes, the concept of restricted work is based on three criteria as follows:
1. The employee was assigned to another job on a temporary basis, or
2. the employee worked at a permanent job less than full time, or
3. the employee worked at his or her permanently assigned job but could not perform all the duties normally connected with it.
Furthermore, an employee's normal job duties has been interpreted to mean anything the employee would be expected to do throughout the calendar year.
The situation described in your letter (i.e. "the employee is performing all functions of his or her normal job, but at a slower pace") does not fall into the above criteria and should not be considered restricted work activity.
I hope you find this information useful. If you have further questions please contact us at Area Code (202) 219-6463.
Division of Recordkeeping Requirements
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