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14300.9 - Recording Criteria for Cases Involving Medical Removal under Cal/OSHA Standards

Question 
How do I classify medical removal cases on the Cal/OSHA 300 Log?

Answer
Depending on how you decide to comply with the medical removal requirement. classify the case as either involving days away from work or restricted work activity. If the medical removal is the result of a chemical exposure you must mark the "poisoning" column on the Cal/OSHA 300 Log.

Question 
Do all Cal/OSHA standards have medical removal provisions?

Answer 
No, the bloodborne pathogens and noise standards do not. Some Cal/OSHA standards covering specific chemical substances have medical removal provisions including, but not limited to:

  • lead, cadmium,
  • methylene chloride, formaldehyde and benzene.

Planting in Agriculture

Question 
Must a case be recorded where the employer voluntarily removes the employee from an exposure before the medical removal criteria in an Cal/OSHA standard are met?

Answer
No, if the case involves voluntary medical removal before the medical removal levels required by a Cal/OSHA standard, the case does not need to be recorded on the Cal/OSHA 300 Log.


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