What Does Exposure Record Mean?
An exposure record is an employee record that contains information about the employee's exposure to toxic substances or harmful physical agents. It contains information including the results and interpretation of environmental or workplace monitoring to assess the employees work environment, biological monitoring to assess how the body has absorbed a substance or agent, material safety data sheets, and any information that shows the identity of a toxic substance or harmful physical agent.
Safeopedia Explains Exposure Record
There are workplace injuries resulting from exposure to harmful physical agents or toxic substances that only manifest themselves years after explosure. These include mesothelioma (asbestos) or leukemia (benzene). Due to this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers keep records of employee's exposure to toxic substances or harmful physical agents for multiple years. OSHA's definition for toxic substances or harmful physical agents includes chemical substances, biological agents (fungus, bacteria, virus, mold etc), or physical stress agents (repetitive movement, heat, cold, noise, vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation).