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 Safety.

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October 1, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 4
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Contents

In the news
Tilghman establishes gender equity task force
Rabitz pioneers technique for tinkering with molecules
Hitz: World must act together to fight terrorism
Katz works to preserve Cuba's archives

People
Princeton installs eight new trustees
Seamus Haney, Richard Serra among Humanities Council visitors this year
Faculty reappointed
Employee medical records available
People/Spotlight

Sections
By the numbers
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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