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| Standard Number:||1910.1020; 1910.1020(c)(5); 1910.1020(c)(5)(i); 1910.1020(c)(5)(iii); 1910.1020(c)(6)(ii)(C); 1910.1020(c)(13); 1910.1020(d)(1)(ii)|
For example, basic chemical manufacturing processes and abnormal exposures to heat, noise, and vibration are covered by the rule, but typical office working conditions are not. The applicability of the standard does not, however, depend on any showing that the level of actual exposure to a toxic substance or harmful physical agent is particularly excessive, but rather on the unique fact of occupational exposure. (45 FR 35265)Furthermore, as also stated in the Preamble to the Final Rule,
...not all employee exposure records must be maintained for at least thirty years. Exposure records describe the identity of, and possibly the level of exposure to, a toxic substance or harmful physical agent. These two elements identity and level of exposure are the critical data which must be preserved for at least thirty years. (45 FR 35270)Question 3: Does a work product exception to the Records Access Rule, such as the exception codified in 29 CFR §1910.1020(c)(6)(ii) for employee medical records, exist for employee exposure records?
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