An injury or illness is presumed to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness. Exceptions include:

  1. Visitor or members of the general public;
  2. Voluntary participation in a wellness program such as the use of company-provided exercise equipment;
  3. Eating, drinking or preparing one’s own food;
  4. Cold or flu;
  5. Personal tasks outside working hours;
  6. Personal grooming, self-medication or self-infliction;
  7. Symptoms arising on site solely due to outside factors; or
  8. Motor vehicle accident during commute, provided the injured party is not within course and scope of employment.

Source: API RP 75, Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities: Upstream Segment, Third Edition, May 2004. Global Standards


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