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.
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:
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 OHP@tamucc.edu if you have questions about your job duties and enrollment in the Occupational Health Program.
All persons listed on the IBC and/or IACUC protocol are required to enroll in OHP or decline OHP. Enrollment is at no cost to the enrollee.
IBC or IACUC cannot release the approval letter for the protocol until all listed personnel are verified as enrolled.
You must enroll annually. OHP enrollment is verified by the IBC or IACUC at continuing review. If all personnel are not up-to-date in OHP enrollment, the continuing review approval can be delayed.
Yes. You must either enroll or re-decline at least once annually.
To enroll follow the steps below:
The provider will review your information and make a recommendation for medical services if needed (e.g. hepatitis B series, etc.).
It is the individual’s responsibility to undertake the recommendations of the OHP provider.