Chapter 37 – Access to Medical and Exposure Records
In compliance with Iowa law, which incorporates by reference the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.1020, The University of Iowa is required to provide employees access to their workplace exposure and medical records maintained by the University. Exposure monitoring records are maintained primarily by University Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and by Safety and Security at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Examples of exposure records include radiation monitoring data for those who work with radioactive materials, noise, or toxic air contaminants. Contact EHS directly for radiation dosimeter records. Employee medical records, i.e., those for treatment of workplace injuries or illnesses, are kept at the Health Information Management Office, UI Occupational Health Clinic, and the University Employee Health Clinic. The program of Hospital Epidemiology maintains exposure records for communicable diseases. To access these records, contact UI Health Care Human Resources for hospital employees and the University's Employee and Labor Relations Office in Human Resources for all other University employees.