2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 101. Department of commerce--regulation of industry, buildings and safety.
101.585 Infectious agent information requirements; employer to employee.
101.585101.585 Infectious agent information requirements; employer to employee.
101.585(1)(1) Except as provided in s. 101.589 (1) and (3), within 72 hours after a written request by an employee or employee representative, exclusive of weekends and legal holidays, an employer shall provide in writing to the employee or employee representative the following information regarding any infectious agent which the employee works with or is likely to be exposed to if the infectious agent is present in the workplace when the request is made or at any time during the 30 days immediately preceding the request:
101.585(1)(a)(a) The name and any commonly used synonym of the infectious agent.
101.585(1)(b)(b) Any method or route of transmission of the infectious agent.
101.585(1)(c)(c) Any symptom or effect of infection, emergency and first aid procedures and a telephone number to be called in an emergency.
101.585(1)(d)(d) Any personal protective equipment to be worn or used and special precautions to be taken when handling or coming into contact with the infectious agent.
101.585(1)(e)(e) Procedures for handling, cleanup and disposal of infectious agents leaked or spilled.
101.585(2)(2) An employer is not required to provide information regarding an infectious agent under sub. (1) if the employee or employee representative making the request has requested information about the infectious agent under sub. (1) within the preceding 12 months, unless the employee's job assignment has changed or there is new information available concerning any of the subjects about which information is required to be provided.
101.585 - ANNOT.History: 1981 c. 364.
101.585 - ANNOT.Cross-reference: See also ch. Comm 35, Wis. adm. code.
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