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(Effective until January 1, 2020)

WAC 296-27-01109

Recording criteria for needlestick and sharps injuries.

(1) You must record all work-related needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material (as defined in this chapter and by chapter 296-823 WAC, Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens). You must enter the case on the OSHA 300 Log as an injury. To protect the employee's privacy, you may not enter the employee's name on the OSHA 300 Log (see the requirements for privacy concern cases in WAC 296-27-01119 (3) and (4)).
(2) You must record cuts, lacerations, punctures, and scratches only if they are work-related and involve contamination with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material. If the cut, laceration, or scratch involves a clean object, or a contaminant other than blood or other potentially infectious material, you need to record the case only if it meets one or more of the general recording criteria in WAC 296-27-01107.
(3) If after recording the initial injury, the employee is later diagnosed with an infectious bloodborne disease, you must update both of the following on the OSHA 300 Log if it resulted in death, days away from work, restricted work, or job transfer:
(a) The classification of the case from an injury to an illness; and
(b) The description to identify the infectious disease.
(4) You must record incidents where an employee is splashed or exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material without being cut or scratched on the OSHA 300 Log as an illness if:
(a) It results in the diagnosis of a bloodborne illness, such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C; or
(b) It meets one or more of the general recording criteria in WAC 296-27-01107.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050. WSR 15-11-066, § 296-27-01109, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-09-110, § 296-27-01109, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-01-064, § 296-27-01109, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/1/02.]
(Effective January 1, 2020)

WAC 296-27-01109

Recording criteria for needlestick and sharps injuries.

(1) The employer must record all work-related needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material (as defined in this chapter and by chapter 296-823 WAC, Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens). The employer must enter the case on the OSHA 300 Log as an injury. To protect the employee's privacy, the employer may not enter the employee's name on the OSHA 300 Log (see the requirements for privacy concern cases in WAC 296-27-01119 (3) and (4)).
(2) The employer must record cuts, lacerations, punctures, and scratches only if they are work-related and involve contamination with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material. If the cut, laceration, or scratch involves a clean object, or a contaminant other than blood or other potentially infectious material, the employer needs to record the case only if it meets one or more of the general recording criteria in WAC 296-27-01107.
(3) If after recording the initial injury, the employee is later diagnosed with an infectious bloodborne disease, the employer must update both of the following on the OSHA 300 Log if it resulted in death, days away from work, restricted work, or job transfer:
(a) The classification of the case from an injury to an illness; and
(b) The description to identify the infectious disease.
(4) The employer must record incidents where an employee is splashed or exposed to blood or other potentially infectious material without being cut or scratched on the OSHA 300 Log as an illness if:
(a) It results in the diagnosis of a bloodborne illness, such as HIV, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C; or
(b) It meets one or more of the general recording criteria in WAC 296-27-01107.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050. WSR 19-17-068, § 296-27-01109, filed 8/20/19, effective 1/1/20; WSR 15-11-066, § 296-27-01109, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 03-09-110, § 296-27-01109, filed 4/22/03, effective 8/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040, and [49.17].050. WSR 02-01-064, § 296-27-01109, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/1/02.]
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