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Name:Aksamal Akhmetova Date:08.10.2015 Directions: Read the assignment below and the attachments then answer the question(s). **Make sure you refer to the attachments. Assignment: You currently work in Human Resources as the Benefits Manager and part of your responsibilities is Workers’ Compensation. Anytime an employee is injured at work, they are to contact you to report it. You then have to report it using the attached OSHA Forms; however, first you have to determine if it is a reportable incident/injury. Read the reported injuries/illnesses below that you have received and based on the attached OSHA information, answer the questions.…show more content…
He claims that he did perform an “eye wash” from a kit in the Maintenance Department and that his eye feels much better. William stated that his manager wanted him to call HR to report it. b. Is this a reportable injury/illness? Why or Why not This scenario is not a reportable injury. According to the OSHA, when an employee needs only to use “irrigation” to remove foreign objects in or embedded in the eye, this is NOT a reportable injury. William Kane stated that he used an “eye wash” and his eye felt much better. William was not required to miss any work after the incident occurred. Therefore, this is not a reportable issue. 3. Karen Kite works in the Admissions Department at Kitty Hawk University. While leaving for lunch on Monday, she fell down the steps and broke her left arm. It had been raining outside all day and it was determined that she slipped on the wet stairs. She was seen in the Emergency Room and that is where they determined she had a break in her left arm. The physician has her out of work for 5 days (includes the day of injury). She can return to light duty in which you approved since her manager said there is plenty she can still do while on light duty. Her physician has her on light duty for 14 days. Yes, this scenario is a reportable injury. It is a reportable injury because Karen Kite was outside of her jobsite when she slipped and fell.
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