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PDFWAC 296-27-01115

Recording criteria for work-related tuberculosis cases.

The employer must record a tuberculosis (TB) case on the OSHA 300 Log by checking the "respiratory condition" column if any employee has been occupationally exposed to anyone with a known case of active TB, and that employee subsequently develops a TB infection that is confirmed by a positive skin test or diagnosis by a physician or other licensed health care professional.
1. The employer does not have to record a positive TB skin test result obtained at a preemployment physical because the employee was not occupationally exposed to a known case of active TB in your workplace.
2. The employer may line-out or erase a TB case from the log under the following circumstances:
a. The worker contracted TB while living in a household with a person who had been previously diagnosed with active TB;
b. The public health department has identified the worker as a contact of an individual with a case of active TB unrelated to the workplace; or
c. A medical investigation shows that the employee's infection was caused by exposure to TB away from work, or proves that the case was not related to the workplace TB exposure.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, and 49.17.050. WSR 19-17-068, § 296-27-01115, filed 8/20/19, effective 1/1/20; WSR 15-11-066, § 296-27-01115, filed 5/19/15, effective 7/1/15; WSR 02-01-064, § 296-27-01115, filed 12/14/01, effective 1/1/02.]
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