Occupational Health Programs

Occupational Health Services currently offers and supports the following programs:

Animal Exposure

The Animal Exposure Occupational Health and Safety Program is a part of OSU's overall program of animal care and focuses on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for individuals with exposure to animals. The program is based on risk assessment and risk mitigation and includes risk monitoring as outlined in the OSU Animal Exposure Procedure. Participation in this program is mandatory for all individuals involved in animal research, teaching, testing, care and handling as defined by this policy and accompanying procedure. Supervisors are responsible for implementing this policy with individuals under their supervision and ensuring these individuals receive animal exposure training and education.

Forms

Send completed forms to Occupational Medicine, 201 Plageman Building.

At the time of initial enrollment in the program, print and complete the following questionnaire:

On a yearly basis print and complete this questionnaire:

Fill this form out if you are a non-OSU employee, hold a courtesy or affiliate appointment, or are a volunteer, working on an OSU-approved research project:

Policies

Educational Materials

Asbestos Surveillance

Employees who have been identified as handling asbestos on campus should receive an asbestos physical, including medical clearance to use a respirator. We are recommending that any employee who may be working on asbestos abatement contact Environmental Health and Safety at 541-737-2273 to see if they should be enrolled in the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Annual medical monitoring for employees exposed to asbestos is required by OR-OSHA 1910.1001.

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Noise Exposure

Simply stated... noise is any unwanted sound. Noise-induced hearing loss begins to occur with prolonged exposure to any noise at or above 85 decibels. Hearing loss is generally painless, progressive over time and permanent. Although it has been identified as the leading occupational disability, noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. The goal of OSU's Hearing Conservation Program is to identify and control noise hazards and protect employees who have a potential to develop noise-induced hearing loss.

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Respirator

Every employee that wears a respirator on the job, whether required to wear one or not, shall have it properly fitted prior to initial use and at all times while performing an operation in a hazardous atmosphere. No employee shall use or be assigned to a task that requires the use of a respirator until it has been determined that the employee is physically able to perform under such conditions.

This process begins with the completion of a cover page AND a medical questionnaire available by printing both forms. This questionnaire has been developed in accordance with OR-OSHA regulations. The employee returns the questionnaire directly to Occupational Medicine. A physical will be conducted for those employees who indicate potential medical problems on the medical questionnaire. After review by the Occupational Medicine Clinician, Environmental Health & Safety is notified of the employee's physical ability to wear a respirator. Periodically, a review of the employee's health status must be made, at the frequency specified by the Occupational Medicine Clinician, by completing and submitting another questionnaire.

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Travel Medicine

An extensive travel program is available to serve OSU faculty, staff and student employees traveling for business, research or pleasure to countries outside the United States. Users of the clinic receive information about immunization requirements in the parts of the world to which they will travel, disease prevention, handling of medications, dealing with emergencies and obtaining medical assistance abroad.

Appointments for pre-travel consultation with the Occupational Medicine Nurse can be made at 541-737-9355.

Employees traveling outside the United States should access necessary travel information and register their trip at the OSU Office of Risk Management.

Fees

There is a charge for the travel consultation. Additional fees are assessed if you receive a prescription, immunization and/or lab tests.

Preparing for Appointments

Forms

Will you or one of your covered family members be traveling outside the United States sometime soon? Under the PEBB Statewide Plan, you'll still be covered at the in-plan level for medically-necessary services. Read Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) about international coverage under the PEBB Statewide Plan.

Occupational Travel Resources

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers international travel guidance by providing helpful strategies to reduce health risks. The OSHA bulletin suggests that international business travelers follow recommendations for immunizations published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are available at wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/default.aspx.