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January 24, 1997

Mr. William K. Principe
Constangy, Brooks & Smith
Suite 2400
230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1557

Dear Mr. Principe:

Thank you for your letter dated December 13, requesting an interpretation regarding the proper recording of an injury case involving a punctured eardrum that did not result in medical treatment or hearing loss. Because the injury did not impair the employee's normal use of senses, it should be treated as a minor injury. A minor injury which does not result in medical treatment, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or job transfer should not be recorded on the OSHA Log.

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

Sincerely,



Bob Whitmore
Chief
Division of Recordkeeping Requirements



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