Oregon OSHA

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Overview

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 coverin​g 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:

  • Keep medical records for each employee for at least the duration of employment plus 30 years.
  • Keep employee exposure records for at least 30 years.

Recordkeeping can be done by a physician or by other health care personnel in charge of an em​ployee’s medical records.

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