Medical examinations and consultations shall be made available by the employer to each employee covered under paragraph (f)(2) of this section on the following schedules:
For employees covered under paragraphs (f)(2)(i), (f)(2)(ii), and (f)(2)(iv);
At least once every twelve months for each employee covered unless the attending physician believes a longer interval (not greater than biennially) is appropriate;
At termination of employment or reassignment to an area where the employee would not be covered if the employee has not had an examination within the last six months.
As soon as possible upon notification by an employee that the employee has developed signs or symptoms indicating possible overexposure to hazardous substances or health hazards, or that the employee has been injured or exposed above the permissible exposure limits or published exposure levels in an emergency situation;
At more frequent times, if the examining physician determines that an increased frequency of examination is medically necessary.
For employees covered under paragraph (f)(2)(iii) and for all employees including of employers covered by paragraph (a)(1)(iv) who may have been injured, received a health impairment, developed signs or symptoms which may have resulted from exposure to hazardous substances resulting from an emergency incident, or exposed during an emergency incident to hazardous substances at concentrations above the permissible exposure limits or the published exposure levels without the necessary personal protective equipment being used:
As soon as possible following the emergency incident or development of signs or symptoms;
At additional times, if the examining physician determines that follow-up examinations or consultations are medically necessary.