Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records [16 VAC 25 ‑ 80]
|Description||This regulation provides employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records and provides access to representatives of the Department of Labor and Industry to relevant employee exposure and medical records. This access is provided to promote the recognition of workplace hazards and the subsequent reduction of occupational disease.|
|State Authority||Section (40.1-22 )5 of the Code of Virginia|
|Federal Authority||Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-596)|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
1. Reduce the incidence of material impairment of health of Virginia workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.
2. Provide access to employee records to determine exposure.
3. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
|Name / Title:||Jay Withrow / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP|
Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)786-9873 FAX: (804)786-8418 TDD: ()-|