Medical Access Order

Standards

OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its internal procedures to transfer certain responsibilities from the Assistant Secretary to the OSHA Medical Records Officer. The amended rule also improves internal efficiency, establishes new internal requirements for the access and safeguarding of personally identifiable employee medical information maintained in electronic form, and simplifies procedures for the removal of medical records from a worksite without degradation of privacy protections. The revised procedures are internal agency procedures and do not affect employer compliance with OSHA requirements.

Medical access orders (MAOs) are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, rules concerning OSHA access to employee medical records, and maritime. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to MAOs.

OSHA Standards
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1910.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records.

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

1913.10, Rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records.

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Maritime (29 CFR 1915, 1917, 1918)
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1915 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1915.1020, Access to employee exposure and medical records.

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State Standards

There are 28 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.

Additional Directives

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Additional Letters of Interpretation

Note: The letters in this list provide additional information that is not necessarily connected to a specific OSHA standard highlighted on this Safety and Health Topics page.