Protecting the health and safety of all at 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 (E,H&S).
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Occupational Health Program is intended to provides occupational health services to personnel at risk of exposure to animals or infectious biohazards in the course of their participation in IBC or IACUC permitted research or teaching activities. The OHP provides eligible participants with access to educational resources, occupational health services, and to an occupational health provider.
Specifically, the OHP addresses exposure to the following:
1. Biohazardous materials handled in IBC permitted research, teaching or diagnostic laboratories at BSL-2 or higher including:
2. Animals, or their tissues, body fluids, or wastes.
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.