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State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and notices) and directives (instruction to OSHA) related to occupational epidemiology.

Recording and reporting occupational injuries and illness (29 CFR 1904). Prescribes that employers covered under this act maintain records of job-related injuries and illnesses to allow for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational accidents and illnesses, and for maintaining a program of collection, compilation, and analysis of occupational safety and health statistics. [related topic page]

Rules Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records (29 CFR 1913)

  • 1913.10, Rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records. Allows OSHA access to employee medical records that may be needed for epidemiological studies.

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

Federal Register Notices
Directives
  • OSHA Support of NIOSH "FACE" Program. CPL 02-00-134 [CPL 2.96], (January 26, 2004). Describes NIOSH FACE research study, which focuses on case identification and epidemiologic investigation of fatal occupational injuries as a result of falls, electrocutions, and confined spaces. Provides guidelines for the cooperation of OSHA with the NIOSH FACE Program.

State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA's and may have different or more stringent requirements.

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