Occupational Health Program set to launch in June
Can the workplace impact employees’ health? Can employees’ health impact the workplace? Health, Safety and Environment is launching a new Occupational Health Program (OHP) in June.
The program — a series of proactive strategies to eliminate or minimize health risks associated with exposure to blood and body fluids, airborne contaminants, chemicals or biological agents — will begin with respiratory protection and immunizations for high-risk groups on campus.
The services provided in the new program include:
- Ergonomic assessments
- Health assessment and monitoring
- Human blood, body fluid and infectious agent exposure follow up
- Medical advice for animal handlers
- Respiratory protection health assessment and testing
As the program develops other groups will be added and services will be further expanded. All services in the Occupational Health Program are provided to employees at no charge. To enroll in the program, or find out more, visit the HSE website.