Occupational Health Program Information

Protecting the health and safety of employees at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is crucial to the continued success of our mission to promote a healthy and safe setting in which to conduct research, teaching and organizational activities. The Occupational Health Program (OHP) is managed by Environmental, Health & Safety.

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Occupational Health Program is intended to identify those employees to be included in the OHP and through proper risk assessment, medical surveillance, treatment, and training provide the necessary preventative measures to ensure a safe and healthy work environment at no cost to the employee.

Participation in the Occupational Health Program

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Occupational Health Program enrollment is required for all individuals who work directly or indirectly with patients, human tissues or wastes; pathogens; animals, animal tissues or wastes, chemicals, sources of radiation, physical hazards, and those who are identified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

Examples include: 
  • Individuals listed on an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) research protocol working with agents at BSL2 or above
  • Individuals listed on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) research or teaching Animal Use Protocol
  • Individuals involved in animal care in laboratories housing animals for research and teaching
  • Individuals who may reasonably be expected to come in contact with human body fluids, human tissues or waste; animals, animal tissues or wastes; or human disease causing microorganisms as part of their job duties.
  • Individuals who work with or are in an area where chemicals are used
  • Individuals listed on a radioactive material licence, laser or x-ray registration
  • Individuals who work in areas with excessive noise or vibration 

The extent of participation in the OHP is based on a risk assessment that takes into account type of exposure, extent and frequency of exposure, and a review of health history by an Occupational Health Professional.

Please email EHS@tamucc.edu if you have questions about your job duties and enrollment in the Occupational Health Program.

Contact Information

For questions, contact the Environmental, Health & Safety Department:

Office: 825-5555   Email: EHS@tamucc.edu   Web Page: Contact Us