Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards/vacation Vs Lost time

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if an employee is give a day off for an injury to return the following day on restricted duty. the employee wants to use a vacation day to protect the lost time record. i still need to record as lost time correct?
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Subject: Vacation vs. Lost Time

Question: If an employee is given a day off for an injury to return the following day on restricted duty. The employee wants to use a vacation day to protect the lost time record. I still need to record as lost time correct?  -  HG

Answer: You are correct. If the employee misses work (is not available for the next shift) then it becomes a lost or restricted work day case. It is nice that the employee would like to protect the lost time record but that is not possible. If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to ask.

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I specialize in the professional management of occupational safety and health as well as workers` compensation to reduce losses and improve production and address related issues through a comprehensive approach by senior management using proven principals.I worked for over twenty (20) years in the management of occupational safety, health and workers` compensation and safety training (Retired from employment in 1996 due to a stroke, which prevented the extensive travel required).

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