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June 4, 1996
Linda Ballas & Associates
4413 Copper Creek Lane
Toledo, Ohio 43615
Dear Ms. Ballas:
Thank you for your letter dated May 3, requesting an OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping interpretation. The use of casts, splints or orthopedic devices designed to immobilize a body part are considered medical treatment for OSHA recordkeeping purposes. Wraps or non-constraining devices such as wristlets or elastic bandages are generally considered first aid treatment, regardless of the amount of time the device is worn or the number of visits to medical personnel made by the employee.
I hope you find this information useful. If you have any further questions, please contact us at Area Code (202) 219-6463.
Division of Recordkeeping Requirements
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