The section under medical records below only states that they must be kept confidential and separate from other personnel records.  I still have difficulty understanding how that means we have to code the HIV testing because it is only kept in systems that ARE confidential and separate from personnel records (HR has no access to this).  Since the CDC recommends HIV testing on everyone between 16 and 64 yo, it appears that the previous stigma attached to testing has been mitigated.  Does OSHA have any relevant interpretation that is more recent than 12 years ago?  What am I missing here?

Susan Fair, MPAS, PA-C

Yale New Haven Hospital

Occupational Health Plus

New Haven, CT


From: MCOH-EH [] On Behalf Of Kathy Dayvault
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:26 PM


Look at the blood borne pathogen exposure regulation. I use the hospital etool…. It helps you find specifics faster.


BBP reg:


Hope you find this helpful…. Very quick resource once you click on the hazard that you want.



Kathy Dayvault, RN, BSN, MPH, COHN-S/CM


Independent OHN Consultant





From: MCOH-EH [] On Behalf Of Senior, Cathy (DRMC)
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 1:08 PM


Can anyone direct me where I can find the OSHA regulation pertaining to the Duty to ensure privacy of employees exposed to blood and body fluid.  I know some facility use psuedo names in order to protect their employees privacy when the test are done in their facility.  I want to do this, however our lab is not agreeable as they are not sure how to register the employee and keep everything straight.   The lab informed me that they checked the state regulations (we are in PA) and there is nothing that says we must give psuedo names.  Therefore , I am looking for any information that would assist my mission to provide privacy to our employees.  I thought there was an OSHA regulation if the test was done within the facility such as the rapid HIV suds test that we could not use their name.  Can anyone direct me on this?

Cathy Senior RN BSN CDE

Employee Health Director

Penn Highlands DuBois

100 Hospital Avenue

P.O. Box 447

DuBois Pa 15801

Phone 814-375-3392

Fax 814-372-2610


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