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- OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor

You indicated that:

  • It is uncertain whether an event or exposure occurring in the work environment caused or contributed to the affected person’s injury or illness.

In the case where it is unclear whether an event or exposure occurring in the work environment caused or contributed to the resulting injury or illness, the employer must evaluate the affected employee’s duties and environment. Please carefully review the employee’s responsibilities and work environment to try to determine if an event or exposure caused or contributed to the resulting injury or illness or "significantly aggravated" a pre-existing condition.

If you are still uncertain whether an event or exposure occurring in the work environment caused or contributed to the affected person’s injury or illness, you may wish to contact OSHA for more information.

Please do that, then return to this system.

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