Employee medical records available
Princeton NJ -- Under a regulation of the federal
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers are
required to make available upon request certain medical
records and all exposure records of employees who are
exposed to toxic substances or hazardous agents.
In compliance with this regulation, the University will
provide the first copy of these records free to the employee
or a representative to whom the employee has given specific
written authorization. The regulation does not require that
access be provided to the records of counseling, drug or
alcohol abuse programs.
A written request must be submitted by the employee or
authorized representative, along with proof of identity such
as driver's license or University identification card. To
ensure that the proper information is made available, the
employee must provide his or her Social Security number.
Medical record request forms may be obtained from
Employee Health, McCosh Health Center (258-5035). Exposure
record request forms are available from Environmental Health
and Safety, 262 Alexander St. (258-5294). Requests from
former employees must be submitted to the Office of Human
Resources, New South (258-3301).
A copy of the regulation is available for review upon
request at McCosh Health Center or Environmental Health and
October 1, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 4
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