• Part Number:
  • Part Number Title:
    Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • Subpart:
    1904 Subpart C
  • Subpart Title:
    Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Recording criteria for work-related tuberculosis cases.
  • GPO Source:

Basic requirement. If any of your employees has been occupationally exposed to anyone with a known case of active tuberculosis (TB), and that employee subsequently develops a tuberculosis infection, as evidenced by a positive skin test or diagnosis by a physician or other licensed health care professional, you must record the case on the OSHA 300 Log by checking the "respiratory condition" column.


Implementation -

Do I have to record, on the Log, a positive TB skin test result obtained at a pre-employment physical? No, you do not have to record it because the employee was not occupationally exposed to a known case of active tuberculosis in your workplace.
(May I line-out or erase a recorded TB case if I obtain evidence that the case was not caused by occupational exposure?) Yes, you may line-out or erase the case from the Log under the following circumstances:
The worker is living in a household with a person who has been diagnosed with active TB;
The Public Health Department has identified the worker as a contact of an individual with a case of active TB unrelated to the workplace; or
A medical investigation shows that the employee's infection was caused by exposure to TB away from work, or proves that the case was not related to the workplace TB exposure.

[66 FR 6129, Jan. 19, 2001]