- Safety and Health Topics
- Occupational Epidemiology
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)
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
- 1910.1001, Asbestos [related topic page]
- 1910.1017, Vinyl chloride
- 1910.1018, Inorganic arsenic [related topic page]
- 1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records. Applies to general industry, maritime, and construction employers. The employer is responsible to maintain records for each employee for at least the duration of employment plus thirty (30) years.
- 1910.1025, Lead [related topic page]
- 1910.1026, Chromium (VI) [related topic page]
- 1910.1027, Cadmium [related topic page]
- 1910.1028, Benzene [related topic page]
- 1910.1029, Coke oven emissions
- 1910.1030, Bloodborne pathogens [related topic page]
- 1910.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
- 1910.1045, Acrylonitrile
- 1910.1047, Ethylene oxide [related topic page]
- 1910.1048, Formaldehyde [related topic page]
- 1910.1050, Methylenedianiline
- 1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene [related topic page]
- 1910.1052, Methylene chloride [related topic page]
- 1910.1450, Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Monitoring and recordkeeping was mandated because of epidemiologic concerns.
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)
- 1915 Subpart Z, Hazardous and toxic substances
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926 Subpart D, Occupational health and environmental controls
- 1926 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
Federal Register Notices
- Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium. Final Rules 71:10099-10385, (February 28, 2006).
- Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis; Proposed Rule; Termination of Rulemaking Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberculosis; Final Rule; Revocation. Proposed Rules 68:75767-75775, (December 31, 2003).
- 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.