OSHA requires employers with 10 or more employees to report work-related injuries on injury and illness logs. A recent OSHA interpretation letter makes clear that injuries suffered during company outings and sporting events still count.
According to the Fisher & Phillips law firm, employers can escape reporting an injury only “if the employee is not required to be present at the injury location as a condition of employment, or is doing a personal task unrelated to employment outside of her assigned work hours.” As a result, injuries incurred during extracurricular activities scheduled at any time during a normal work day—including unpaid lunch periods—are likely to be reportable.
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