Occupational Health Program (OHP)

Mandated by the PHS Policy and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, all UTEP research personnel, which include faculty, staff and students working in a laboratory animal facility must enroll in the Occupational Health Program (OHP). The purpose of the UTEP’s OHP is to provide health risk assessments and ensure a safe working environment for UTEP research personnel. UTEP’s Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and the Student Health Center are cooperating to help prevent, control or eliminate occupational hazards causing injury and illness while working in an animal care and use program.

How to Enroll
  1. Download and complete the Occupational Health Medicine Questionnaire.
  2. Take completed form to EH&S Office or email to health&safety@utep.edu
  3. EH&S Office will contact and provide participant with a Medical Alert Information Card
  4. Contact Student Health Center to make an appointment for physical exam*. UTEP personnel must present a valid UTEP I.D, current Medical Alert Information Card and a copy of the Questionnaire. Vaccinations or blood draws can be done on a walk-in basis.

*Please be sure that you tell the person with whom you are making an appointment that this is an appointment under the OHP.

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