%PDF-1.7 The Access to Medical and Exposure Records Standard (29 CFR 1910.1020) describes employees' rights to access their medical records and information about exposure to toxic substances and harmful physical agents. Revisions to the rule are meant to "improve efficiency in … Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records 1. Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records 3 February 2018 iii. Each employee’s rights of access to these records. ACCESS TO EMPLOYEE EXPOSURE AND/OR MEDICAL RECORDS P&P C-38 Issue Date: 2/1/87 Revised: 8/1/94 AUTHORITY: California Labor Code Sec. 1988 Sep 29;53(189):38140-68. (4)  “Employee exposure record” means a record containing the following kinds of information: (i)  Workplace monitoring or measuring of a toxic substance or harmful physical agent; (ii)  Biological monitoring which directly measures the absorption of toxic substances in the body (e.g., the level of a chemical in the blood) but does not include results which assess an employee’s use of alcohol or drugs; (iii)  Material safety data sheets indicating that the material may pose a hazard to human health; or. Employee Access to Workplace Medical and Exposure Records OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.1020 is a trap for the unwary. OSHA Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses pdf icon [PDF – 12 pages] external icon. Order 17-1993, f. 11/15/93, ef. To design engineering controls for exposed employees; or. The final regulation, 29 CFR 1910.20, applies to all employee exposure and medical records, and analyses thereof, of employees exposed to toxic substances or harmful physical agents (paragraph (b)(2)). Revised June 8, 2011. Standard 1910.1020 – Access to employee exposure and medical records external icon. 11/15/93 (Air Contaminants-Perm). Examples of these records include: The denial must also state the specific reasons why the request is being denied and explain in detail how alternative information may easily satisfy the specific medical or occupational health needs without revealing the specific chemical identity. Guidelines OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.20 Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Coverage of this regulation is limitedto records relevant to employees currently or previously exposed to "toxic substances or harmful 6308 and 6408 and Title 8 California Code of Regulations Sec. ), and includes past exposure and 2 0 obj 3 0 obj (iv)  In the absence of the above, a chemical inventory, or any other record which reveals where and when the chemical was used and the identity (e.g., chemical, common, or trade names) of a toxic substance or harmful physical agent. Access to Exposure and Medical Records Self-Inspection Checklist Guidelines: This checklist covers most of the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under the general industry standard 29 CFR 1910.1020. 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If the employer ceases to do business, all records must be transferred to the successor, who shall receive and maintain them. The Access to Medical and Exposure Records Standard (29 CFR 1910.1020) describes employees' rights to access their medical records and information about exposure … 4. Preservation of Records The standard requires that employee medical and exposure records for each employee must be preserved and maintained by the employer for the duration of employment plus 30 years. endobj To conduct sampling of the workplace atmosphere for exposure levels; 3. The standard defines an employee medical record as "a record concerning the health status of an employee which is made or maintained by a physician, nurse or other health care personnel, or technician." `�,c�"+ If your work exposes you to toxic substances or harmful physical agents, OSHA's Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records standard gives you the right to see your exposure and medical records and results of any workplace exposure monitoring. (5)        (i)  “Employee medical record” means a record concerning the health status of any employee, including: (A)    Medical and employment questionnaires (including job description and occupational exposures); (B)    Results of medical examinations and laboratory tests; (C)    Medical opinions, diagnoses and recommendations; (E)    Descriptions of treatments and prescriptions; and. Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] , 1980-05-23 ) Statement and Suggested Guidelines, OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.20, Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records  Unknown author ( American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc , 1981-04 ) Fed Regist. If the employer denies a written request for disclosure of a specific chemical identity, the denial must be provided in writing to the health professional, employee, or designated representative within 30 days of the request. Any requests by a designated representative for access to an employee’s exposure records without that employee’s consent shall be in writing specifying the records requested and the occupational need for access to these records. 3. Exposure records shall include the results of environmental (workplace) monitoring, the results of biological monitoring, and safety data sheets. In 1980, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a standard requiring employers to provide employees with information to assist in the management of their own safety and health. Any employer 16VAC25-60-80. In the event that information considered “trade secret” is needed in a non-emergency situation, the employer must, upon request, disclose a specific chemical identity to a health professional, employee, or designated representative if: the request describes, with reasonable detail, a need for the information due to one or more of the following health needs: 1. Access is also assured to employer analyses using exposure and medical records. Form Provided Courtesy of Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records, Final Rule  Unknown author ( United States. Employers have significant obligations to retain these records for specific periods of time and to make the documents available to current and former employees upon request. 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