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  1. Stanford University Occupational Health Center (SUOHC)http://suohc.stanford.eduEnvironmental Health and Safety Report 09-023, Feb 2009

  2. SUOHC Medical Staff • Patrick O’Callahan, M.D. Medical Director • Jamie Boseman, R.N., C.O.H.N. Occupational Health Nurse

  3. SUOHC Primary Objectives To ensure the medical well-being of Stanford University employees in the workplace through: • Prevention -- of work-related injury or illness via medical surveillance, immunizations, and occupational health education. • Provision of medical care - for work related injury or illness NOTE: SUOHC does not cover: • Non-work related health concerns • Student health issues (Vaden Health Center) • Non-employees

  4. Benefits of the on-site SUOHC • On-campus location = • Employee convenience • Quicker access to work-related injury/ illness care • In-house management = • Consistent quality of medical services • Improved injury/ illness case management • Better integration of EH&S and OHC service delivery • Institutional Benefits: • Improves employee wellness • Increases work force productivity (via overall reduction of employee lost time) • Reduces worker compensation direct costs • Better support for employees returning to work

  5. Reducing Worker Compensation Impacts

  6. SUOHC Preventive Services • Medical surveillance • The periodic evaluation of worker health for assuring the adequacy of workplace protective measures and programs (e.g., Hearing Conservation, Respiratory Protection, Laboratory Animal Occupational Health Program (LAOHP)). • Immunizations • For employees working with infectious agents (eg, Hepatitis-B, Rabies, Vaccinia) or animals susceptible to human infectious agents. • Occupational health education/ consultation (in conjunction w/ EH&S- OH&S Program) • Reproductive/ developmental health protection • Research use of infectious agents and extremely hazardous chemicals

  7. SUOHC Work-related Injury/ Illness Care • Provides initial and on-going care: • First aid treatment of wounds • Medications • Referral to physical therapy • Medical treatment (e.g., splints, crutches) • Work status reports • Diagnostic testing

  8. When work-related injury/ illness occurs: IMPORTANT: For life-threatening conditions requiring paramedic or ambulance assistance, call 9-911 (or 286 in the Med Center) • Inform supervisor • Call SUOHC (725-5308) for an appointment time • For urgent cases during non-business hours, go to the SU Medical Center Emergency Dept. • Complete an SU-17 Incident Investigation Report, available at http://su17.stanford.edu

  9. Who can be seen at the SUOHC • Stanford University employees (faculty, staff) • Does the individual receive a paycheck from Stanford (not a grant, but Stanford University payroll)? •  Is voluntary disability insurance (VDI) taken out of check?

  10. Emerging Issues • Post-Docs paid by Stanford but VDI not withheld so currently not allowed to treat. • Increased focus on risk based approach to medical surveillance • Laser eye exams • TB testing at VSC

  11. Occupational Medical Records Confidentiality SUOHC complies with all applicable medical record privacy requirements per: • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule • California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act ►

  12. Occupational Medical Records Confidentiality • Title 8 CCR 3204 - Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)- Code of Ethical Conduct • “..recognize that employers may be entitled to counsel about an individual’s medical work fitness, but not to specific diagnoses or details, except in compliance with laws and regulations.”

  13. SUOHC- General Information • Open Mon- Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM • SUOHC brochure available at http://suohc.stanford.edu • Environmental Safety Facility (ESF) • 480 Oak Road, Room B15 • Stanford, CA 94305-8007 • Phone: (650) 725-5308 • Fax: (650) 725-9218

  14. Other EH&S Workplace Health & Safety Programs • General: • Ergonomics • Office/ industrial safety • Fire safety • Indoor air quality • Emergency preparedness • Lab research-related: • Biosafety • Chemical Safety • Radiation Safety • Laser Safety • Compliance Assistance • Chemical Waste http://ehs.stanford.edu 723-0448

  15. Questions?