Employees or their designated representatives can request their medical records and exposure records. Employers must provide access to the records within 15 working days of a request or tell the employee the reason for the delay and the earliest date the record will be available. Employers cannot charge employees or their representatives for a copy of their exposure and medical records.
Oregon OSHA’s rule covering employees’ access to medical records (1910.1020) applies to general industry, construction, and agriculture employers who keep or have access to employee exposure and medical records.
Unless another Oregon OSHA rule has a different retention period, employers must:
Recordkeeping can be done by a physician or by other health care personnel in charge of an employee’s medical records.
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Division 2, Subdivision Z, 1910.1020, Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records *
Division 4, Subdivision A, General Subjects *
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Exposure and Medical Records10/29/1998
Volunteer Employee Regulations10/18/2007
Exposure and Medical Records: Storage & Retention06/29/2000
Medical Examinations: Employee Refusal to Have Required Medical Examination or Annual Audiogram05/15/2000
Medical Examinations: Rehired Employees06/29/2000
Medical records access by Oregon OSHA02/11/2009
Respiratory Protection: General Guidelines12/22/2014
Tuberculosis: Enforcement Procedures and Scheduling for Occupational Exposure09/04/2015