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Most companies must have Workers Compensation Insurance or a similar state insurance program to provide compensation for employees who are injured on the job.

Separately, OSHA requires reporting of certain injuries and illnesses (those which are deemed work-related based on OSHA guidelines). In addition, there are certain injuries and illnesses which are “recordable” under OSHA guidelines, to include those situations resulting in modified duty, time away from work and medical assistance beyond first aid.

Finally, companies have a responsibility to report certain serious incidents to OSHA more frequently, as they occur.

It is important that an organization understands their responsibilities related to workplace injuries.

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