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Employee records
  • Employers must keep accurate records of measurements taken to monitor employee exposure to asbestos.
  • Employers must keep records of all employee exposure monitoring for at least 30 years.

Employers must maintain employee records concerning objective data, exposure monitoring, and medical surveillance.

If using objective data to demonstrate that products made from or containing asbestos cannot release fibers in concentrations at or above the permitted exposure limit (PEL) or short-term exposure limit (STEL), employers must keep an accurate record for as long as it is relied on and include the following information:

  • Exempt products.
  • Objective data source.
  • Testing protocol, test results, and analysis of the material for release of asbestos.
  • Exempt operation and support data descriptions.
  • Relevant data for operations, materials, processes, or employee exposures.

Employers must keep records of all employee exposure monitoring for at least 30 years, including the following information:

  • Date of measurement.
  • Operation involving asbestos exposure that were monitored.
  • Methods of sampling and analysis that were used and evidence of their accuracy.
  • Number, duration, and results of samples taken.
  • Type of protective devices worn.
  • Name and exposures of the employees involved.