Wash. Admin. Code § 296-62-07427 - Recordkeeping

(1) Exposure monitoring.
(a) The employer must establish and keep an accurate record of all air monitoring for cadmium in the workplace.
(b) This record must include at least the following information:
(i) The monitoring date, duration, and results in terms of an 8-hour TWA of each sample taken;
(ii) The name, Social Security number, and job classification of the employees monitored and of all other employees whose exposures the monitoring is intended to represent;
(iii) A description of the sampling and analytical methods used and evidence of their accuracy;
(iv) The type of respiratory protective device, if any, worn by the monitored employee;
(v) A notation of any other conditions that might have affected the monitoring results.
(c) The employer must maintain this record for at least thirty years, in accordance with chapter 296-802 WAC.
(2) Objective data for exemption from requirement for initial monitoring.
(a) For purposes of this section, objective data are information demonstrating that a particular product or material containing cadmium or a specific process, operation, or activity involving cadmium cannot release dust or fumes in concentrations at or above the action level even under the worst-case release conditions. Objective data can be obtained from an industry-wide study or from laboratory product test results from manufacturers of cadmium-containing products or materials. The data the employer uses from an industry-wide survey must be obtained under workplace conditions closely resembling the processes, types of material, control methods, work practices and environmental conditions in the employer's current operations.
(b) The employer must establish and maintain a record of the objective data for at least thirty years.
(3) Medical surveillance.
(a) The employer must establish and maintain an accurate record for each employee covered by medical surveillance under WAC 296-62-07423(1)(a).
(b) The record must include at least the following information about the employee:
(i) Name, Social Security number, and description of the duties;
(ii) A copy of the physician's written opinions and an explanation sheet for biological monitoring results;
(iii) A copy of the medical history, and the results of any physical examination and all test results that are required to be provided by this section, including biological tests, X-rays, pulmonary function tests, etc., or that have been obtained to further evaluate any condition that might be related to cadmium exposure;
(iv) The employee's medical symptoms that might be related to exposure to cadmium; and
(v) A copy of the information provided to the physician as required by WAC 296-62-07423(9)(b) through (e).
(c) The employer must ensure that this record is maintained for the duration of employment plus thirty years, in accordance with chapter 296-802 WAC.
(4) Training. The employer must certify that employees have been trained by preparing a certification record which includes the identity of the person trained, the signature of the employer or the person who conducted the training, and the date the training was completed. The certification records must be prepared at the completion of training and must be maintained on file for one year beyond the date of training of that employee.
(5) Availability.
(a) Except as otherwise provided for in this section, access to all records required to be maintained by subsections (1) through (4) of this section must be in accordance with the provisions of chapter 296-802 WAC.
(b) Within fifteen days after a request, the employer must make an employee's medical records required to be kept by subsection (3) of this section available for examination and copying to the subject employee, to designated representatives, to anyone having the specific written consent of the subject employee, and after the employee's death or incapacitation, to the employee's family members.
(6) Transfer of records. Whenever an employer ceases to do business and there is no successor employer to receive and retain records for the prescribed period or the employer intends to dispose of any records required to be preserved for at least thirty years, the employer must comply with the requirements concerning transfer of records set forth in chapter 296-802 WAC.


Wash. Admin. Code § 296-62-07427
Amended by WSR 19-01-094, Filed 12/18/2018, effective 1/18/2019

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. 04-10-026, § 296-62-07427, filed 4/27/04, effective 8/1/04. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. 93-07-044 (Order 93-01), § 296-62-07427, filed 3/13/93, effective 4/27/93.

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