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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC95 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning OSHA Access to Employee Medical Records 

OSHA’s regulation at 29 CFR 1913.10 includes internal procedures to be followed by OSHA personnel when obtaining and using personally-identifiable employee medical information. After careful review, OSHA has identified several provisions in need of revision. The Agency plans to amend the regulation to improve its efficiency in implementing these internal procedures. To improve efficiency, OSHA is considering placing responsibility and management of the program to OSHA’s Chief Medical Officer (e.g. namely authority to sign Medical Access Orders) and to remove requirements for redacting records since this is duplicative of current privacy requirements that are already strictly enforced.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1913.10   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 657, sec 8, Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  06/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert Swain
Counsel for Legal Advice, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Office of the Solicitor
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-5476