30 CFR § 50.20-7
Criteria--MSHA Form 7000-1, Section D.
This section requires information concerning the miner's return to duty.
(a) Item 28. Permanently transferred or terminated. Check this block
if the miner's employment was terminated or if the miner was permanently
transferred to another regular job as a direct result of the occupational
injury or occupational illness.
(b) Item 29. Show the date that the injured person returned to his
regular job at full capacity (not to restricted work activity) or was
transferred or terminated.
(c) Item 30. Number of days away from work. Enter the number of
work-days, consecutive or not, on which the miner would have worked but
could not because of occupational injury or occupational illness. The number
of days away from work shall not include the day of injury or onset of
illness or any days on which the miner would not have worked even though
able to work. If an employee loses a day from work solely because of the
unavailability of professional medical personnel for initial observation or
treatment and not as a direct consequence of the injury or illness, the day
should not be counted as a day away from work.
(d) Item 31. Number of days of restricted work activity. Enter the
number of workdays, consecutive or not, on which because of occupational
injury or occupational illness:
(1) The miner was assigned to another job on a temporary
(2) The miner worked at a permanent job less than full
(3) The miner worked at a permanently assigned job but
could not perform all duties normally connected with it. The number of days
of restricted work activity shall not include the day of injury or onset of
illness, or any days the miner did not work even though able to work.
If an injured or ill employee receives scheduled follow-up medical treatment
or observation which results in the loss of a full workday solely because of
the unavailability of professional medical personnel, it will not be counted
as a day of restricted work activity. Days of restricted work activity end as
the result of any of the following:
(d)(3)(i) The miner returns to his regularly scheduled job and
performs all of its duties for a full day or shift;
(d)(3)(ii) The miner is permanently transferred to another
permanent job (which shall be reported under Item 28, Permanently Transferred
or Terminated). If this happens, even though the miner could not perform this
original job any longer, the Days of Restricted Work Activity will stop;
(d)(3)(iii) The miner is terminated or leaves the mine.
(Termination shall also be reported under Item 28, Permanently Transferred or
Subpart D--Quarterly Employment and Coal Production Report