Research

New York State Bureau of Occupational Health Epidemiological and Special Studies

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series includes investigative studies and reports that document occupational and environmental health problems among New York State residents. These studies and reports contain health data, including but not limited to confidential medical records.
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Quantity:
32 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1989-2001
Series Number:
16968

Arrangement

16968-13, 16968-19: Chronological.

Administrative History

In 1970, the United States Congress passed the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which gave the Secretary of Labor responsibility over almost all occupational safety and health enforcement throughout the country. Prior to the establishment of this act, the Division of Industrial Hygiene (DIH) located within the New York State Department of Labor was responsible for the occupational health programs throughout New York. DIH was eventually eliminated after the passage of OSHA.

In 1976, Governor Hugh Carey issued Executive Order No. 30, which established an occupational health program within the Department of Health. The purpose of the program was to detect, define, study, and resolve occupational health related problems. Originally, the program was part of the Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology and Occupational Health. In 1990, the Department of Health established a separate bureau, the Bureau of Occupational Health (BOH) which assumed some responsibilities of the then defunct DIH.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes investigative studies and reports that document occupational and environmental exposures on New York State residents. These studies and reports contain health data, including but not limited to confidential medical records.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Access to medical records and other confidential information found in this series is restricted.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 17683 Epidemiological Studies, contains related studies conducted by the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology and

Series B1348 Special Occupational Health Studies Research Files, contains related studies conducted by the Division of Industrial Hygiene.

Other finding aids

Container lists for each accretion are available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

16968-12: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 99-69, 04-25, and 99-74.

16968-13: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 03029A and 03047A.

16968-14, 16968-15, 16968-17: These accretions include records from transfer list 03047A.

16968-19: This accretion includes records from transfer list 140033.

16968-20: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 03030A and 03047A.

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