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What types of records can employees access?

Employees have the right to access medical records, such as results of biological exams and laboratory tests, medical and employment questionnaires or histories, medical opinions, diagnoses, progress notes, recommendations, workplace medical complaints, and first-aid records.

Employees also have the right to access exposure records, including workplace monitoring results of air quality, toxic substance levels, noise levels, and radiation levels. Additionally, employees may review all material safety data sheets, MSDSs, on all hazardous substances at the work site.

If an employer does not have records for a particular employee, other documentation must be provided, including first aid records, incident forms, records that indicate the amount and nature of toxic substances employees were exposed to, and records of employees with similar job duties or working conditions.

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