Medical Surveillance

Medical surveillance and screening may be recommended or required based on job duties. Medical surveillance consists of services rendered by a physician or other licensed health care professional (PLHCP) for the primary and secondary prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses, including a review of occupational and medical history, physical exams, diagnostic and performance testing, vaccinations, and post-exposure treatment and prophylaxis. Job hazards that may require inclusion in the medical surveillance program include but are not limited to:

  • Work with animals,
  • Potential exposure to human blood and bodily fluids,
  • Exposure to loud noise,
  • Exposure to OSHA regulated chemicals and substances,
  • Mandatory use of a respirator,
  • Use of a Class 3-b or Class 4 laser, and
  • BSL-3 work.

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