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Occupational Health Program

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 OHP@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: OHP@tamucc.edu   Web Page: Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must enroll in OHP?

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.

How does this affect IBC and/or IACUC approval?

IBC or IACUC cannot release the approval letter for the protocol until all listed personnel are verified as enrolled.

How often do I have to enroll?

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.

Do I have to re-enroll even if I declined to participate?

Yes. You must either enroll or re-decline at least once annually.

How do I enroll?

To enroll follow the steps below:

  1. Go to http://safety.tamucc.edu/ohp/ohpform.htmlWhether you opt in/or out of the OHP, you still need to send your enrollment form.
  2. Send your completed form to ohp@tamucc.edu.

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.