Occupational Epidemiology

Standards

There are currently no specific OSHA standards for occupational epidemiology. However, a variety of hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for access to employee medical records, recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction. This section highlights OSHA standards and documents 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]

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Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness (29 CFR 1904)
Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness (29 CFR 1904)
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1904

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]

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

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

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

1910.1001, Asbestos. See paragraph 1910.1001(m)(1)(iii) for information related to asbestos.

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1910.1017, Vinyl chloride. See paragraph 1910.1017(m)(2)(i)(C) for information related to vinyl chloride.

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1910.1018, Inorganic arsenic. See paragraph 1910.1018(q)(1)(iii) for information related to inorganic arsenic.

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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.

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1910.1025, Lead. See paragraph 1910.1025(n)(1)(iii) for information related to lead.

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1910.1026, Chromium (VI).

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1910.1027, Cadmium. See paragraph 1910.1027(n)(3)(iii) for information related to cadmium.

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1910.1028, Benzene. See paragraph 1910.1028(k)(1)(iii) for information related to benzene.

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1910.1029, Coke oven emissions. See paragraph 1910.1029(m)(1)(ii) for information related to coke oven emissions.  

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1910.1030, Bloodborne pathogens. See paragraph 1910.1030(h)(1)(iv) for information related to bloodborne pathogens.

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1910.1044, 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane. See paragraph 1910.1044(p)(1)(iii) for information related to 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane.

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1910.1045, Acrylonitrile. See paragraph 1910.1045(q)(2)(iii) for information related to acrylonitrile.

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1910.1047, Ethylene oxide. See paragraph 1910.1047(k)(2)(iii) for information related to ethylene oxide.

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1910.1048, Formaldehyde. See paragraph 1910.1048(o)(5)(ii) for information related to formaldehyde.

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1910.1050, Methylenedianiline. See paragraph 1910.1050(n)(3)(iii) for information related to methylenedianiline.

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1910.1051, 1,3-Butadiene. See paragraph 1910.1051(m)(2)(iii) for information related to 1,3-butadiene.

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1910.1052, Methylene Chloride. See paragraph 1910.1052(m)(2)(iv) for information related to methylene chloride.

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1910.1450, Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories. Monitoring and recordkeeping was mandated because of epidemiologic concerns.

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

1915.1001, Asbestos. See paragraph 1915.1001(n)(2)(iii) for information related to asbestos.

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1915.1026, Chromium (VI).

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Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
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1926 Subpart D

1926.60, Methylenedianiline. See paragraph 1926.60(o)(4)(iii) for information related to methylenedianiline.

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1926.62, Lead. See paragraph 1926.62(n)(4)(ii) for information related to lead.

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1926 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances

1926.1101, Asbestos. See paragraph 1926.1101(n)(2)(iii) for information related to asbestos.

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1926.1126, Chromium (VI).

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1926.1127, Cadmium. See paragraph 1926.1127(n)(1)(iii) for information related to cadmium.

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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 Federal Register notices

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

Additional Directives

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