Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
[16 VAC 25 ‑ 80]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 12/8/2008
Pursuant to Executive Order 36 (2006), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) will review the regulations entitled, Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records, (16 VAC 25-80-10 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether this regulation should be amended, or retained in its current form. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 36 (2006).
The purpose of this regulation is to give employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records and to grant access to such records to representatives of the Department of Labor and Industry. This access is provided to facilitate the recognition of workplace hazards and the subsequent reduction of occupational disease. (See the Code of Virginia, § 40.1-22.)
DOLI and the Board seek public comment on the review of issues related to these regulations, especially the following:
1. Does the regulation meet the following goals?
- Reduce the incidence of material impairment of the health of Virginia workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.
- Provide access to employee records to determine exposure.
- Protect the public's health, safety and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
2. Is the regulation clearly written and easy to understand?
Comments on this regulation are welcome and will be accepted until January 26, 2009. Comments may be mailed to Reba O’Connor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or emailed to:
Please include your full name and mailing address.
Public Comment Period
Begin Date: 1/5/2009
End Date: 1/26/2009
Comments Received: 0
Repeal the regulation
Action Implementing the Result
Attorney General Certification