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HAZWOPER MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE. International Environmental Technology and Training Center. “Working safely with hazardous materials”. Vincent J. Giblin, General President. 1293 Airport Road, Beaver, WV 25813 Phone: (304) 253-8674 - Fax: (304) 253-7758 E-mail: hazmat@iuoeiettc.org.

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HAZWOPER

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE

International Environmental Technology and Training Center

“Working safely with hazardous materials”

Vincent J. Giblin, General President

1293 Airport Road, Beaver, WV 25813

Phone: (304) 253-8674 - Fax: (304) 253-7758

E-mail: hazmat@iuoeiettc.org


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This material was produced under grant number 46C5-HT16 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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Medical Surveillance Program: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. AN INTRODUCTION

Workers handling hazardous wastes can experience high levels and various types of stress.


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Who writes the medical surveillance program? the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

An experienced occupational health physician or another qualified consultant with the Site Safety Officer.


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What is the purpose of the medical the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. surveillance program?

Assess/monitor worker health and fitness:

  • Before and during the course of work;

  • For possible overexposures.


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What is the purpose of the medical the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. surveillance program?

  • Provide emergency/other treatment.

  • Keep accurate records for future reference/comparison.


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Medical Surveillance Program: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Establish a medical surveillance program for each site based on:

  • Specific needs;

  • Location;

  • Potential exposure of employees.


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What should a medical surveillance program include, at a minimum?

  • Employees covered.

  • Frequency and content of medical exams/consultations.


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What should a medical surveillance program include, at a minimum?

  • Information provided to physician.

  • Physician's written opinion.

  • Record keeping.


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Which employees are covered under the program? minimum?

Workers who:

May be or are exposed to concentrations above PEL/TLV without regard to use of respirators, for 30+ days/yr.


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Which employees are covered under the program? minimum?

Workers who:

Wear respirators for 30+ days/yr (or) are required to by OSHA.


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Which employees are covered under the program? minimum?

Workers who:

  • Exhibit symptoms of injury, illness, or overexposure;

  • HAZMAT team members.


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When and how often should medical exams minimum?be conducted?

  • Performed by/under the supervision of a licensed physician.

  • At no cost to the employee.

  • At a reasonable time.

  • Without loss of pay.

  • Following a specific schedule.

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What are the medical record-keeping requirements? minimum?

  • Employee name and ssn.

  • Physician’s written opinion.

  • Employee medical complaints.

  • Employee information provided by employer to physician.


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Employer's Responsibilities Required by OSHA minimum?

  • Maintain/preserve medical records for 30 yrs. after employment.

  • Make available the results of medical testing, analysis, and full medical records.

  • Maintain records of occupational injuries/illnesses and post a yearly report.


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How often must the medial surveillance program be re-evaluated or reviewed?

Annually - by the site safety officer, medical consultant, and/or management.

Assists in rating HASP’s over-all effectiveness.


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HAZWOPER 8-Hour Training: re-evaluated or reviewed?Update Worker on Recent Developments

Details


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This material was produced under grant number 46C5-HT16 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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END the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  • This publication was made possible by grant numbers 5 U45 ES06182-13 AND 5 U45 ES09763-13 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIH. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIEHS, NIH.