MIRCal uses various security features to restrict access to the application, and requires you to have a Microsoft supported version of the Internet Explorer web browser. MIRCal reports are presented as Adobe pdfs, so you should have access to Adobe Reader.

For security purposes, MIRCal has a 15-minute timeout feature. That means that after you log on to MIRCal, you will be logged out automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity. Any data that was not saved will be lost.

Additional MIRCal access restrictions include:

  • All users must have a user account, which contains a unique user name and password.
  • Only UAAs can create user accounts for users at their facility.
  • Only OSHPD can create user accounts for DAs. A completed Designated Agent User Agreement is required.
  • Only OSHPD can create user accounts for UAAs. A completed User Account Administrator Agreement is required.
  • All users—whether they are Facility Users, DAs, or UAAs—can access information only for the facilities to which they are assigned.

OSHPD recommends that you restrict access to your data by minimizing the number of user accounts you create.

Secure Computer Connection
MIRCal uses data encryption to make sure that your data cannot be intercepted when it is transmitted over the Internet. To ensure the highest level of security, MIRCal requires you to use a Microsoft supported version of the Internet Explorer web browser.

Although this may sound technical, it's not something to worry about. You are probably already using a Microsoft supported IE. If you are not, it is simple to fix. If you receive a security error message when you try to access MIRCal, you will know you need to upgrade your version of IE. Check with your Information Technology (IT) department on how to do this, or go directly to Microsoft's website to download a free IE security update.

User Activity Logs
For security purposes, MIRCal keeps track of the users who log on to MIRCal and the functions they perform.

Now, let's review what we've covered in this lesson.

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