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Recordkeeping

Note: Records of air monitoring results and objective data must be kept for 30 years. Medical records must be maintained for the length of employment plus 30 years.

Air Monitoring Data
The employer shall make and maintain an accurate record of all exposure measurements taken to assess employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica, as prescribed in paragraph (d)(2) of this section.

This record shall include at least the following information:

  1. The date of measurement for each sample taken;
  2. The task monitored;
  3. Sampling and analytical methods used;
  4. Number, duration, and results of samples taken;
  5. Identity of the laboratory that performed the analysis;
  6. Type of personal protective equipment, such as respirators, worn by the employees monitored; and
  7. Name, social security number, and job classification of all employees represented by the monitoring, indicating which employees were actually monitored.

The employer shall ensure that exposure records are maintained and made available in accordance with 2 9 CFR 1910.1020.

Objective Data
The employer shall make and maintain an accurate record of all objective data relied upon to comply with the requirements of this section.

This record shall include at least the following information:

  1. The crystalline silica -containing material in question;
  2. The source of the objective data;
  3. The testing protocol and results of testing;
  4. A description of the process, task, or activity on which the objective data were based; and
  5. Other data relevant to the process, task, activity, material, or exposures on which the objective data were based.

The employer shall ensure that objective data are maintained and made available in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1020.

Medical Surveillance
The employer shall make and maintain an accurate record for each employee covered by medical surveillance under paragraph (h) of this section.

The record shall include the following information about the employee:

  1. Name and social security number;
  2. A copy of the Physicians’ and specialists’ written medical opinions; and
  3. A copy of the information provided to the PLHCPs and specialists.

The employer shall ensure that medical records are maintained and made available in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1020.


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