As many of us are working from home, it is important to understand how this affects OSHA injury and illness reporting. The Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness Standard OSHA CFR 1904.5(b)(7) states that when employees are working at home, including in a home office, injuries and illnesses will be considered work-related if the injury or illness occurs while the employee is performing work for compensation and the injury or illness directly relates to the performance of work. If an employee falls while walking their dog or running to answer the phone, this is not considered a work-related injury. If an employee drops a box of work documents and injures their foot, this is considered a work-related injury. Work related injuries when working from home should be examined on a case by case basis. Contact us today for assistance with injury reporting!
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