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Medical Surveillance and Occupational Health

Medical surveillance and occupational health services (e.g., post exposure evaluation and follow up) provided by:

UVA WorkMed

434-243-0075, website

UVA Student Health

434-924-5362, website

Accidents and Injuries

Following any injury or exposure, faculty, staff and students should report immediately to their supervisor:

  • Employees are directed to contact UVA WorkMed (434-243-0075).
  • Students (not receiving a stipend, RA/TA, or paycheck) should contact UVA Student Health (434-924-5362).
  • For after hours or life-threatening emergencies, treatment should be sought at the University Emergency Department at the UVA Hospital (434-924-2012).
  • Employees in other campus areas should proceed directly to their respective UVA health center or local medical center for medical assistance.

BSL-2 Medical Clearance

Work with certain materials and agents at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) have a wide range of risk, some of higher hazard than others. Personal health status may impact an individual's susceptibility to infection, ability to receive immunizations or prophylactic interventions. Therefore, all laboratory personnel and particularly women of child-bearing age should be provided with information regarding immune competence and conditions that may predispose them to infection. Individuals having these conditions should be encouraged to self-identify to the occupational healthcare provider, UVA WorkMed (434-243-0075), for appropriate counseling and guidance.

  • Additionally, Principal Investigators (PI) are required to perform a risk-based assessment of the BSL-2 agents with respect to the individual health status of their personnel (Note: question in the IAR prompts the PI to submit this information online).
  • All faculty, staff and students should consult with their laboratory supervisor to determine which agents or activities require occupational medical services (e.g. vaccination, clearance to wear a respirator, etc.).

For example: Medical services are provided through UVA WorkMed (434-243-0075) for those personnel who are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, vaccinia and other orthopoxviruses, and other agents, as needed.

If the nature of your research requires medical surveillance through UVA WorkMed, you must bring with to your UVA WorkMed appointment a completed Research Related Medical Health Assessment form.

Download and save your Research Related Medical Health Assessment form (includes instructions) (log-in).

BSL-3 Medical Clearance (aka BSL-3 Research Related Medical Health Assessment)

BSL-3 Medical Clearance is part of UVA's Research Related Medical Health Assessment and personnel must enroll prior to working at BSL-3. All personnel (including research and support personnel) must be evaluated at least annually by UVA WorkMed. The program assesses the risk and health status of all personnel working in the BSL-3 Facility and/or with Risk Group 3 agents and includes:

  • Medical assessment of each participant's ability to safely work in the BSL-3 facility
  • Medical recommendations for appropriate medical screening/testing, immunizations or protective measures
  • Medical assessment and fit-testing for respirator use

You must bring with to your UVA WorkMed appointment a completed Research Related Medical Health Assessment form.

Download and save your Research Related Medical Health Assessment form (includes instructions) (log-in).

 
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