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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 003 : Safety

Subchapter 005 : Occupational Safety and Health

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 228)
  • § 228. Reports

    (a) Employers shall keep and file all reports and records required under the Act, and any reports and records which the Commissioner or the Secretary of Human Services may require by rule.

    (b) The Commissioner shall make such reports to the Secretary of Labor in such form and containing such information as the Secretary shall from time to time require.

    (c)(1) Each employer shall make, keep, and preserve, and make available to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor or the Secretary of Health and Human Services, such records regarding his or her activities relating to the Act as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, in cooperation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may prescribe by regulation as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational accidents and illnesses. In order to carry out the provisions of this subdivision, such regulations may include provisions requiring employers to conduct periodic inspections. The Commissioner shall also issue regulations requiring that employers, through posting of notices or other appropriate means, keep their employees informed of their protections and obligations under this Code, including the provisions of applicable standards.

    (2) The Commissioner in cooperation with the Secretary, shall issue regulations requiring employees to maintain accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under section 224 of this title. Such regulations shall provide employees or their representative with an opportunity to observe such monitoring or measuring, and to have access to the records thereof. Such regulations shall also make appropriate provision for each employee or former employee to have access to such records as will indicate his or her own exposure to toxic materials or harmful physical agents. Each employer shall promptly notify any employee who has been or is being exposed to toxic materials or harmful physical agents in concentrations or at levels which exceed those prescribed by an applicable occupational safety and health standard promulgated under section 224 of this title and shall inform any employee who is being thus exposed of the corrective action being taken. (Added 1971, No. 205 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1973, No. 214 (Adj. Sess.), § 19.)