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Recording Travel Injuries: The Latest from OSHA - May 2022

Wed, May 04, 2022 at 8:00AM

Trent Cotney, Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP

You likely know that if one of your employees is injured while commuting to work, which is not a work-related issue, you do not have to record it on your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) logs. However, based on a recent OSHA letter of interpretation, some travel injuries are recordable after all.

Notable Exceptions

OSHA has long held that injuries that occur during a worker’s normal commute are not work-related. But the new letter has identified specific travel scenarios that are exceptions. If an employee travels as a condition of employment or in the interest of the employer, that makes the travel part of the work environment. So, any resulting injuries must be reported. What follows are some examples: Read more.

 


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