EPA Records Schedule 579
Status: Final, 02/21/2007
Title: Personal Injury Files
Function: 401-119-03 - Provide Safety, Health, and Environmental Services
NARA Disposal Authority:
This schedule authorizes the disposition of the record copy in any media (media neutral), excluding any records already in electronic form. Records designated for permanent retention must be transferred to the National Archives in accordance with NARA standards at the time of transfer.
- General Records Schedule 1/31
Consists of forms, reports, correspondence, and related materials and investigatory records relating to on-the-job injuries, whether or not a claim for compensation was made.
Excludes: Copies filed in the Employee Medical Folder which are scheduled as EPA 566 and copies submitted to the Department of Labor (See Agency-wide Guidance).
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records at termination of compensation or when deadline for filing a claim has passed.
Destroy 3 years after file closure.
Copies of workers compensation records filed with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) are to be retained for 2 years after case closure in accordance with OWCP requirements (See http://www2.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/owcp/feca810m.htm#9).
Reasons for Disposition:
Conforms to NARA General Records Schedule 1, item 31.
Item b for electronic mail and word processing system copies deleted 08/23/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: Not applicable
NARA Approval: 07/00/2004