John Montana wrote:
>>The 30 year requirement of 29 CFR part 1910 applies only to medical
records related to exposure to specified chemical substances or other
specified hazardous exposures such as radiation in the workplace.<<


I think this should be revisited.  The way I read the citation the
requirement applies to both employee medical records or employee exposure

Sec. 1910.1020  Access to employee exposure and medical records.

a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to provide employees and
their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure
and medical records;...

(b) Scope and application. (1) This section applies to each general
industry, maritime, and construction employer who makes, maintains,
contracts for, or has access to employee exposure or medical records,...

(5) Employee exposure record means a record containing any of the
following kinds of information:...

(6)(i) Employee medical record means 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, including:...

d) Preservation of records. (1) Unless a specific occupational
safety and health standard provides a different period of time, each
employer shall assure the preservation and retention of records as
    (i) Employee medical records. The medical record for each employee
shall be preserved and maintained for at least the duration of
employment plus thirty (30) years, except that the following types of
records need not be retained for any specified period:...

(ii) Employee exposure records. Each employee exposure record shall
be preserved and maintained for at least thirty (30) years, except that:...

Bill Roach, CRM
EDMS Coordinator
ND ITD/Records Management

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