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Name: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Rule (29 CFR Part 1910)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Occupational safety and health; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Labour administration; Tripartite consultations; Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Banking, finance, insurance workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1988-09-20
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1988-09-29, Vol. 53, No. 189, pp. 38140-38168
ISN: USA-1988-R-6801
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1988-09-29, Vol. 53, No. 189, pp. 38140-38168
Abstract/Citation: These Regulations provide for access by employees, their designated representatives and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to employer-maintained medical records and records of exposure which are relevant to monitoring employee exposure to toxic substances and harmful physical agents. In the absence of employees' consent, union representatives are required to show an occupational health need to see employee exposure records. First aid records and records of short-time employees are exempted from the records retention requirement. Protection for employer trade secrets is made to conform to the provisions of the standard on hazard communication (ISN 4097).
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