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Policy Purpose

When an employer provides a lunchroom, accidents occurring in it are considered to be compensable, provided the worker has not created his or her own hazard. When a worker sustains an injury during a lunch hour, coffee break, or other similar period, that injury will be considered to have arisen out of and in the course of employment provided: a) The injury occurs while the worker is making reasonable and proper use of a facility provided by the employer, and b) The injury arises from a hazard of the facility, and not a personal hazard.