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Printing Instructions | Text Version
Title: 1904.29 - Privacy Protection
Type: Text Slide
For a privacy concern case, if the employee’s identity can still be implied, the employer may use some discretion in describing the case.
The rule requires that enough information be entered to identify the cause and general severity of the incident. For example, a sexual assault can be entered as "assault" or an injury to a reproductive organ can be entered as a "lower abdominal injury." The employer is not required to go into graphic detail in these types of cases.
If the employer gives out the forms to the public, the names must be removed first. There are exceptions for employee access, OSHA access, auditors, insurance, or law enforcement personnel.
Exception for public health authority or law enforcement agency when consent not required by 45 CFR 164.512.