Occupational Health Program

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 Christ’s Occupational Health Program (OHP) is intended to identify the individuals that may incur exposure while working with blood, infectious biohazards, animals, or in a position that may require the use of air purifying respiratory (APR) protection.  Proper risk assessment, medical surveillance, treatment, and training will provide the necessary preventative measures for a safe and healthy work environment at no cost to the enrollee.

Participation in the Occupational Health Program

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:

  • Human pathogens or zoonotic pathogens of animals;
  • Materials potentially containing human pathogens (e.g. human or non-human primate blood, body fluids, unfixed tissues, or cell lines- including commercially available lines);
  • Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules and cells, organisms, and viruses containing such molecules; and
  • Biological Select Agents and Toxins.

 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.

Enrollment Information

To enroll follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Occupational Health Program Enrollment Form.  Whether 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.

Contact Information

For questions, contact the Environmental, Health & Safety Department:

Office: 825-5555   Email: OHP@tamucc.edu   Web Page: Contact Us