As previously stated, the particular definition used in the final rule was much more complex: \"First aid treatment shall be deemed to have been rendered as first aid to an injured employee if the treatment is administered by trained personnel, is documented in the employer's records, and is deemed to have been rendered as first aid by the employer in accordance with the [Regulation]. First aid is additional to and different from medical treatment.\" (See 61 FR 4059). OSHA further explained that \"The term [medical treatment] refers to all treatment except first aid and includes any treatment which relieves the effects of the personal injury and reduces the need for medical care.\" (61 FR 4059)
OSHA left those definitions as they were in the proposed rule: first aid treatment was defined as the provision of treatments by trained personnel; and medical treatment was defined as the provision of treatments beyond first aid (as defined in the proposed rule) performed by trained personnel (see 61 FR 4059).
OSHA also defined the required recordability of first aid treatments in the final rule. In the proposed rule (61 FR 4059), OSHA had defined recordability based on the character of first aid rather simply as \"measures taken to alleviate or minimize adverse effects on an injured employee.\" 7211a4ac4a