Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 10:02:59 -0500
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From: "CHANDRA, Tilak" <tchandra**At_Symbol_Here**FPM.WISC.EDU>
Subject: MSDS Retention
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Dear DCHAS Colleagues:

I know the topic of MSDS retention was recently discussed quite thoroughly and therewas very good information, but one question has been nagging me and hasrecently been brought up here.  The OSHA lab standard states thatit supersedes, for laboratories, the requirements of all other OSHA health standards in 29 CFR part 1910, subpart Z (with a few exceptions).   This suggests that 1910.1020  (“Access to employeemedical records”) does not apply for our campus labs.  Somy simple question is, do others interpret the regulations to mean thatthe exposure records do not apply to lab settings?  Am I missingsomething here?  Whether it is prudent or not is another issue.

Thank you verymuch in advance.



Tilak Chandra, Ph.D.

Chemical Safety Specialist

Facilities Planning & Management

Environment, Health and Safety

30 EastCampus Mall

Madison, WI 53715

Ph. 608-890-0255

FAX 608-262-6767


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