|Chapter 6800 Occupational Medicine|
Jefferson Lab's Occupational Medicine Department provides a variety of occupational health services, medical monitoring, wellness-related services, and training. They assist with medical emergencies, provide first-aid treatment, and coordinate referrals to qualified off-site providers. All of these services are provided at no cost to employees and with strict medical confidentiality.Scope
Procedures for this program comply with:
All new employees undergo an initial medical examination, which provides baseline health information and determines fitness for duty. Individuals exposed to certain hazard issues (e.g., high noise, radiation, welding, oxygen deficiency) also undergo periodic, routine medical monitoring.
Users exposed to certain hazard issues will also undergo periodic, routine medical monitoring.
All services provided on-site are at no cost to employees. Those who decline required services are responsible for providing Occupational Medicine with comparable medical examination documentation from an outside medical facility. These independent examinations must align with Jefferson Lab protocols. Forms and other requirements are obtained from Occupational Medicine, which is located in Building 28 (SSC) and can be contacted by calling ext. 7539.
Table 1: Required Safety Training by Job Classification
T1 Medical Monitoring
Individuals who are exposed to certain hazard issues (e.g., high noise, radiation, welding, oxygen deficiency) require medical monitoring to ensure that they remain medically qualified to perform assigned work. ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T1 Medical Monitoring provides guidelines and requirements for this monitoring.
T2 Injuries and Illnesses Requiring First Aid or Emergency Medical Response
Jefferson Lab's Occupational Medicine Department provides medical care for injuries and illnesses site wide. ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T2 Injuries and Illnesses Requiring First Aid or Emergency Medical Response describes the procedure used for responding to medical incidents.
T3 Protection from Bloodborne Pathogens
Occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious material at Jefferson Lab is considered a medical emergency. ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T3 Protection from Bloodborne Pathogens describes the proper handling and cleanup procedure used to minimize and prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
T4 Regulated Medical Waste Management
Jefferson Lab manages its regulated medical waste to minimize personnel and environmental contact. ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T4 Regulated Medical Waste Management describes how Jefferson Lab handles and disposes of this type of material.
T5 Contract Staff Employee Medical Monitoring
Medical monitoring is required for subcontract employees who perform certain work; or are exposed to certain hazard issues (e.g., high noise, radiation, welding, oxygen deficiency). ES&H Manual Chapter 6800 Appendix T5 Contract Staff Employee Medical Monitoring provides guidelines and requirements for this monitoring.
Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Everyone at Jefferson Lab
Jefferson Lab Employees
Supervisors/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)/Sponsor
Environmental, Safety, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) Professional
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